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Helmeted Guineafowl head closeup - Epe Zoo All birds come from dinosaurs :) Epe,Europe,Geotagged,Helmeted Guineafowl,Netherlands,Numida meleagris,The Netherlands,Wissel Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Great detail, Ferdy! Guineafow are such goofy birds. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks. I can't help but think of them as mini versions of this:

      Southern Cassowary I can't help myself, this is one of my favorite animals.  Birds,Cassowary,Casuarius casuarius,Geotagged,Malaysia,Southern Cassowary
      Posted 5 years ago
      1. Yes, they do look rather similar. But I think the cassowary is much meaner... :) Posted 5 years ago

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The Helmeted Guineafowl is the best known of the guineafowl bird family, Numididae, and the only member of the genus ''Numida''. It breeds in Africa, mainly south of the Sahara, and has been widely introduced into the West Indies, Brazil, Australia and southern France.

It breeds in warm, fairly dry and open habitats with scattered shrubs and trees such as savanna or farmland. Males often show aggression towards each other, and will partake in ravenous fighting which will leave other males.. more

Similar species: Chicken-like Birds
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 10, 2014. Captured Jul 28, 2012 12:31 in Woesterbergweg 2B, 8162 RD Epe, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 500mm