Flushing out the guineafowl

Native to Africa, the helmeted guineafowl has a wonderful slate grey plumage and a sedentary appearance but Robert Sturzaker writes that they pose a unique challenge for the hunter.


Helmeted guineafowl may be built like chooks but they are quite eye catching and confusing to look at. The feathers are topped by a short blue neck and a red face with an ugly comb. Altogether, an ungainly bird that looks as though it belongs in the...

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