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Helmeted Guineafowl

Scientific name: Numida meleagris

Distribution: It is originally from sub-saharan Africa but was later introduced to the West Indies, Brazil, Australia and Europe

Habitat: Helmeted Guineafowl lives in open, dry grasslands and savannah with sparse growth of trees and bushes. It is often also found on farmland.

Description: It is the most famous and widespread wild bird in South Africa. It is the size of a chicken, has black/grey plumage with white spots, a blueish hear and a colourful throat. It lives in flocks of up to 500 birds or more. Hunting for this bird commonly takes on farmland.

Hunting Method: Shotgun

Hunting available in: South Africa

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