Hunting Crested Guineafowl


CRESTED GUINEAFOWL (Guttera pucherani)

Key Characteristics:

Readily identified as a guineafowl. Crested Guineafowl can be distinguished by the curly black crest, red eyes, fold of whitish skin on the back of the neck and a peculiar white to light-brown front half of the primary feathers showing as a light stripe on the underside of the folded wing.


Crested Guineafowl are forest- or thicket-dwellers occurring mostly in indigenous arid woodlands, coastal forests, riverine forests and dense thickets in the more arid regions. However, their peculiar fragmented distribution within apparently suitable habitat indicates a more specialised habitat requirement warranting further investigation.

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