Afrikaans name: Gewone Tarentaal
The Helmeted Guineafowl is a well-known bird and it is found over most of South Africa.
It is found in savanna, woodland, grassland and farmland.
The Helmeted Guineafowl is a gregarious bird that can be found in small to large flocks.
Males have a larger casque on the head than that of the females.
The female lays a large clutch of eggs - sometimes numbering over 20.
The other species of Guineafowl found in South Africa is the Crested Guineafowl.
References and further readingA First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 160
Adventure Trails in Kirstenbosch - Author: Daphne Mackie - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 95
Animals of the Kruger National Park - Author: G. de Graaff - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 72
Birds of the Natal Drakensberg Park - Author: Robin Little and William Bainbridge - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 28
Birds of the South Western Cape - Author: Joy Frandsen - Year Published: - Page: 66
Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 24
Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 82
Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Year Published: 2004 - Page: 179
Geoff Lockwood's Garden Birds of Southern Africa - Author: Geoff Lockwood - Year Published: - Page: 156
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 409
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1985 - Page: 182
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 178
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 134