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Afrikaans name: Gewone Tarentaal

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Helmeted Guineafowl

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Helmeted Guineafowl in Kruger National Park

Numida meleagris

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.

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