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Facts about the helmeted guineafowl

10 March 2016

 

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  • There are 9 subspecies of the helmeted guineafowl.
  • 2 of these subspecies are in South Africa.
  • There is an interesting sex difference in adult birds because the female has flat feet and walks with a hunched posture while the male walks upright on his toes.
  • Breeding pairs are formed from January to March in the bushveld, but earlier in the winter rainfall regions.
  • Several females may lay eggs in the same nest which accounts for the large clutch sizes. Clutch size differ from 2 to 40 eggs per nest... (Become a subscriber for more)

 

 

 

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