Helmeted Guineafowl

Numida meleagris

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

Guineafowl (Numididae)

Code 4

HELG

Code 6

NUMMEL

ITIS

HEAD

Helmeted Guineafowl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown iris.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Covered by a casque.
  • Forehead Color: Covered by a casque.
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: Dark gray or black with white speckles or spots.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Helmeted Guineafowl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 51-61 cm (20-24 in)
  • Weight: 1134-1842 g (40-65 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray
  • Underparts: Dark gray or black with white speckles or spots.
  • Upperparts: No Data
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Helmeted Guineafowl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: They rarely fly and prefer to walk or run, if disturbed. However, they are very strong fliers and often will fly 400-500 feet at a time.
  • Wingspan Range: 150-180 cm (59-71 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Spotted and speckled.
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Dark gray or black.
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