Numida meleagris

Helmeted Guineafowl - These Guineafowl are native to Africa and have since been introduced to many countries. They are ground nesting birds which mate for life. They feed by scraping away at the soil to expose food such as seeds and insects. They tend to walk rather than fly. I came across these Guineafowl in a field in Allestree Derby where they were obviously domesticated escapes.

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