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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Crested Guineafowl

They are found in a very limited range along the north eastern borders as far down to around St. Lucia.
A common resident found in large flocks of up to 30 birds.
Follow monkeys to feed on fallen fruit. Also eat berries, seeds, roots, insects and millipedes.


Bedding season is in the summer with an average of 12 eggs per clutch.
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa

5 comments:

Rhodesia said...

They are so noisy, but I love Guinea Fowl of all kinds. They are so pretty. Have a good week Diane

Gaelyn said...

Don't remember seeing the Crested version of breakfast before.

Jonker Fourie said...

Looks slightly different from the normal one

retriever said...

Wonderfull shots

Tammie Lee said...

such a gorgeous bird
love those speckled feathers!