Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Vulturine Guineafowl


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Acryllium vulturinum
PROFILE:

A bald head gives the vulturine guineafowl a striking resemblance to its namesake, the vulture! These birds have brilliant, bright royal blue feathers, but did you know their feathers are not really blue? Blue feathers are an optical illusion (including blue jays and bluebirds!).

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Galliformes (chicken-like birds)
NATIVE TO:
eastern and central Africa
CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Omnivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 15 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Social; groups of 25-30 individuals
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