Helmeted Guineafowl

These guys are quite noisy, but as you can see he decided to be quite as soon as I started filming.

Helmeted Guineafowl are an introduced species native to Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 21st October 2009, This photo: 4:22am

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  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Tell it to stand still Dave - i cant quite get a fix in my sights :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    There's a whole flock of them out at North Pine Dam. This one wandered off and made noise in a tree while the others hung around the cemetery making noise instead.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Oh, here's one I recognise... I have at least a dozen of these "African Chickens" scratching around my garden at any one time... and I don't have a huge garden either... they're a bit of an epidemic here!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah but at least they're native to your part of the world - they're an introduced pest here.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Yeah... thank goodness the (introduced) Eucalyptus trees don't make a shrieking noise!! :)
  • mitchell burns said:
    when we were living on our farm, we used to get the feathers of these birds and make little fly fishing lures.. lol
  • looby88 said:
    Lol !! these are becoming popular in the UK, a kind of "up market " chicken !! They twitter I have been told- clever birds, they'll be on facebook next !
  • David de Groot said:
    Those trees sure get around - I remember seeing some in California back in '99.
    I can see how that'd work.
    hahahaha lemme guess, you're here all week and we should try the veal ?