Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Guineafowl :: Helmeted Guineafowl

Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): West African Guineafowl, Tufted Guineafowl, Reichenow's Guineafowl
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Kenya - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  South Africa - Sep, 2001 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, South Africa - Apr, 2005 © Déwald Swanepoel  Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, South Africa - Apr, 2005 © Déwald Swanepoel 
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Africa s. of Sahara;
(1) W. Morocco between the Oum er Rbia River and the Sebou River.
(2) Senegal to the Cameroon, Gabon and n. Angola to s. Chad, Central African Republic and sc. Zaire. Introduced to the West Indies and various is. worldwide including Great Barrier Reef islands off ne. Australia (Heron Is.).
(3) E. Chad, Sudan, n. Ethiopia and sw. Arabia s. to n. and e. Zaire, Uganda, n. Kenya (s. to Kenyan highlands) and possibly sc. Tanzania.
(4) Se. Ethiopia, nw. and s. Somalia and n. Kenya (ne. Kenya s. to Wajir).
(5) Sw. Kenya (coastal lowlands) and c. Tanzania.
(6) S. Kenya (s. of equator), w. and e. Tanzania s. to e. Mozambique w. through Zambia and Zimbabwe to s. Angola, n. Botswana. Zanzibar Is. and Tumbatu Is.
(7) S. Congo Basin s. to w. Angola and s. Zaire e. to sw. Tanzania and then w. through the Zambezi Basin to the Luangwa Valley in Zambia.
(8) S. Angola to Botswana and Namibia (Etosha National Park).
(9) E. South Africa (Transvaal, Natal and e. Cape Province).
Introduced to is. in the Gulf of Guinea including the Cape Verde Is., Comoro Is., Madagascar, Mascarene Is., West Indies and Trindade Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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