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.