Wildlife: Helmeted Guinea Fowl

09th August 2013
Often referred to as Silly Fowl for their apparent desire to rush out in front of vehicles on regular occasions, Guinea Fowl are nonetheless a charismatic and numerous personality in the bush! During the dry season, we find them in large flocks with their immature chicks from last rainy season.

Nothing scares them more than the sight of an eagle landing in a nearby tree or the shape of a large bird of prey circling overhead. But they are also fearful of leopard who sometimes hunt them too, so their rattling alarm calls are a useful way to track down one of these big cats.

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