Guinea Fowl
Origin: Sub-Saharan Africa

Latin Name: Numididae meleagris

Habitat: Semi-open habitats such as savannah or semi-deserts.

Diet: Insects, grains and seeds.

Lifespan: Up to 20 years

Average Size: Weight: 700 grams, Length: 71 cm


Guinea fowl is a large ground nesting bird, spending much of its time scratching around the ground in search of food.  They have long, dark coloured feathers and a bald neck and head.  They come in a variety of colours from black and red to white and grey.  They have a short, stout bill, bulky body, rounded wings and a short tail.  They are strong flyers but prefer to run and can reach spreads of up to 35km / hr.