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  • lt: Numida meleagris
  • dt: Perlhuhn
  • afrikaans: Gewone Tarentaal
Helmeted Guineafowl


  • 53-63 cm


  • 1100-1600 g


  • omnivore

Mating season

  • October - December

Number of cubs

  • 6-12 eggs

Worth knowing

The body plumage  is gray-black spangled with white, but the head is unfeathered with a dull yellow or  reddish bony knob and red and blue patches of skin- therefore it is called "Helmeted Guineafowl".