Helmeted Guineafowl | Numida meleagris
The helmeted guineafowl belongs to the guineafowl-bird family, Numididae, and are native to Africa, mainly in regions south of the Sahara. They have a very extensive distribution area and inhabit the most diverse habitats. These can be savannahs, bushland, forest edges, semi-deserts and even agricultural land. The helmeted guineafowl has an unfeathered head, but the plumage on its round body is gray-black sprinkled with white. These are very sociable birds and often live in large groups of up to 100 birds.