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Skittish

Helmeted guineafowl are characterised by their black or grey plumage with vivid white spots. Their bald faces and necks have blue skin with red wattles (males’ wattles are larger than those of the females). The beak is short and stout and there is a brown or orange helmet on their crown that has a triangular horn shape. These birds are omnivorous and they forage for food. They are opportunistic eaters and will dine on a variety of seeds, fruit, vegetables, snails, small mammals, worms, spiders, frogs, lizards, and small snakes. They usually feed in the early morning and late afternoon.
Info source URL: https://www.sa-venues.com/wildlife/birds_helmeted_guineafowl.php
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The photo was taken during September 2017 in Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Skittish

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