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KENYA CRESTED GUINEAFOWL
Guttera pucherani

Range:
Somalia, Kenya, northeastern Tanzania and on the islands of Zanzibar and Tumbatu

The Kenya crested guineafowl are chicken-sized birds usually found in flocks of 20. The flocks separate into pairs during the breeding season which last from April to June. The birds return to the large flocks when the young are mature enough to fend for themselves. The gineafowl will lay 3 to 4 eggs during mating season. When the chicks become adults, they will be all black, with red skin on their chins, throats and necks. The birds have black feathers on their heads and their flight feathers have white edging and spots.    

Habitat: Scrub or dense thickets and grass
Diet: Insects, seeds and roots
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Weight: 4 pounds
Lifespan:  
Reproduction & Offspring: 28 day incubation period.

 

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