Guinea Fowl
Numida meleagris
Pheasant Family


Photo courtesy Mike Carter, Pensacola, Florida
April 2010

The guinea fowl is a bird of West Africa related to the Pheasant Family. The bird, marked by a bare head and neck, is raised for food in most parts of the world. The slate colored plumage is speckled with white. In North America the fowl is rarely raised for food, but is treated as an ornamental.

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