French: Pintade vulturine German: Geierperlhuhn Spanish: Pintada vulturina
West Africa; error = Tsavo, Kenya; but type locality may be better given as Masailand area of East Africa (south-east Kenya to north-east Tanzania)#R
S & E Ethiopia, C & SW Somalia and arid parts of N & E Kenya, S to NE Tanzania (R Pangani).
c. 60–72 cm; male 1026–1645 g, female 1135–1523 g. Largest guineafowl. Noticeably long slender neck, legs and tail (latter has drooping tip); bare skin of... read more
Considered to be quieter and higher-pitched than Numida meleagris; most typical is a... read more
Generally found in drier and more open habitats than other guineafowl, especially semi-arid ... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and leaves of grasses and herbs; berries and fruit (Commiphora, Ficus), roots, bulbs, green buds and shoots. Also... read more
Probably breeds in or just after rainy season; laying peaks in May (Ethiopia) and Jun (Kenya), or Jun, Aug and Dec (Somalia), and Dec... read more
Sedentary; prefers to walk or run from potential danger, only taking flight (for 50–100 m)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Total population may number over 1,000,000 birds. Generally common to abundant, and apparently stable; may suffer... read more
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