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Young guineafowl

17 October 2013

This video was recorded late in the afternoon at the Witsand waterhole where guineafowls often gather. It shows some guineafowls scratching for food in the sand near the waterhole while others are drinking water from the waterhole. The flock contains a number of young birds whose combs are not yet red. The presence of young birds agrees with the breeding time of the guineafowl which mainly occurs in January and February. The video contains exceptional images of guineafowls that are drinking water together. Later some adult guinaeafowls with their characteristic red combs also come to drink water. The waterhole does not contain much water which indicates heavy use by wildlife. However, this low level of water is forcing the guineafowl to lean far forwards so as to reach the water and this emphasizes the need to design waterholes in such a way that they allow easy access to smaller animals and especially birds that may fall into the water and drown.

Video interpreted by Prof J du P Bothma.

 

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