Helmeted Guineafowl

Numida meleagris

Helmeted Guineafowl, Numida meleagris, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed at Nairobi National Park, Kenya. 3 October 2010.

Large ground bird fairly common in protected areas with savanna and open woodland. Bare blue skin on face and a bony crest atop the head.

Numididae -- Guineafowl Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, 21 Nov. 2010.