Crested Guineafowl

The intraspecific taxonomy of the Crested Guineafowl has been subject to considerable debate, but most recent authorities accept 5 subspecies . Visual differences between the subspecies, in addition to the form of the crest, are in the colour and position of any patches on the otherwise grey-blue neck and face. Such patches vary from almost white to yellow, to red. The nominate subspecies is found in East Africa from Somalia to Tanzania, and is distinctive with a grey-blue neck and extensive red to the face. It is sometimes considered a monotypic species, the Kenya Crested Guineafowl, in which case the remaining subspecies, which are found in southern, central and west Africa, retain the common name Crested Guineafowl, but under the scientific name Guttera edouardi. They have a bluish face and neck, though the nape is very pale greyish in some subspecies and the throat is red in others.

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The Crested Guineafowl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani) is a member of the Numididae, the guineafowl bird family. It is found in open forest, woodland and forest-savanna mosaics in sub-Saharan Africa. It has a total length of approximately 50 cm (20 in) and the plumage is overall blackish with dense white spots. More

Crested Guineafowl in South Africa. Head of a Vulturine Guineafowl. Helmeted Guineafowl in Namibia. List of species in taxonomic order - This is a list of guineafowl species, presented in taxonomic order. More

nominate pucherani (Kenya Crested Guineafowl); but thorough analysis of morphological characters concluded that the two were conspecific. Several other races described: sethsmithi, schoutedeni, pallasi, chapini and kathleenae now included in verreauxi; lividicollis and symonsi included in edouardi; and granti incl.. View all taxonomy...Taxonomy: Numida Pucherani Hartlaub,1860. Zanzibar. Forms superspecies with G. plumifera. Formerly considered to constitute two separate species, with recognition of G. More

The Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani) is a member of the guineafowl bird family. It breeds in Southern Africa. Crested guineafowls can be distinguished from other guinea fowls by their black headplumes. Adults measure up to 50 cm. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Guttera pucherani. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 10 August 2006. More

subspecies of crested guineafowl, but only two subspecies of plumed guineafowl, that vary mainly in the color of the facial skin on the head and the form of the feathered crest. The head of the vulturine guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum) is mostly featherless except for a chestnut-brown patch of short feathers on the sides and back of the head. This species has a hackle of spear-shaped feathers which have lengthwise stripes of black, white, and blue. More

The Crested Guineafowl, Guttera pucherani: is a resident breeder in Southern Africa. Description: Crested guineafowls can be distinguished from other guinea fowls by their black headplumes. Adults measure up to 50 cm. More

Distribution of Crested guineafowl in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. More

* Crested Guineafowl - African Bird Image Database by African Bird Club/Birding Africa. * Crested Guineafowl - Info sheet from * Crested Guineafowl - Mangoverde World Bird Guide Species Page; Images & Sounds. * Guinea Fowl International Association - Website of the GFIA. * Wikipedia - Crested Guineafowl - Wikipedia's species page. More

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Crested guineafowl are distributed in less well-developed forests, from Guinea Bissau, eastward through Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and as far as western Kenya, and southwards as far as Angola and northeastern South Africa. Vulturine guineafowl inhabit the dry steppes of southern Ethiopia and southern Somalia as far as northwestern Tanzania. Helmeted guineafowl occupy open-country areas virtually continuously from Senegal, eastwards to Somalia, and south to South Africa. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Numididae
Genus : Guttera
Species : pucherani
Authority : (Hartlaub, 1860)