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EAST AFRICAN CRESTED GUINEAFOWL (Guttera pucherani)  -  ©Steve Easley
The Crested Guineafowl is a member of the Numididae, the guineafowl family. 
It is found in open forest, woodland and forest-savannah in sub-Saharan Africa. 
It has a total length of approximately 50 cm (20 in) and the plumage  is overall blackish with dense white spots. 
It has a distinctive black  crest on the top of its head, the form of which varies from small curly  feathers to down depending upon subspecies
The nominate subspecies is found in East Africa from Somalia to Tanzania, and is distinctive with a grey-blue neck and extensive red to the face. It is sometimes considered a monotypic species, the Kenya Crested Guineafowl
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_Guineafowl
Other images you may enjoy:
Northern Cassowary
Vulturine Guineafowl
Oscellated Turkey

EAST AFRICAN CRESTED GUINEAFOWL (Guttera pucherani)  -  ©Steve Easley

  • The Crested Guineafowl is a member of the Numididae, the guineafowl family.
  • It is found in open forest, woodland and forest-savannah in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • It has a total length of approximately 50 cm (20 in) and the plumage is overall blackish with dense white spots.
  • It has a distinctive black crest on the top of its head, the form of which varies from small curly feathers to down depending upon subspecies
  • The nominate subspecies is found in East Africa from Somalia to Tanzania, and is distinctive with a grey-blue neck and extensive red to the face. It is sometimes considered a monotypic species, the Kenya Crested Guineafowl

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_Guineafowl

Other images you may enjoy:

Northern Cassowary

Vulturine Guineafowl

Oscellated Turkey

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