EDWARD’S CRESTED GUINEAFOWL (Guttera pucherani edouardi) ©Jeff Whitlock
Love the James Brown (circa 1950s) hairdo
The Crested Guineafowl is found in open forest, woodland and forest-savanna mosaics 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, and which easily separates it from nearly all other species of guineafowl.
The species is monogamous with probable strong and long-lasting pair bonds. Courtship feeding is common, the author having seen a captive male run 5-10 metres to the hen to present some particular morsel. The nest is a well-hidden scrape in long grass or under a bush; eggs vary from nearly white to buff and a clutch is usually around 4 or 5.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_Guineafowl
Other photos you may enjoy:
East African Crested Guineafowl
Not at all related but equally odd-looking Baby Booby