Helmeted Guineafowl

Numida meleagris - Pintade de Numidie

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Galliformes

  • Family
    :

    Numididés

  • Genus
    :

    Numida

  • Species
    :

    meleagris

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 63 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 95 à 100 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1135 à 1823 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) is a species of bird in the Numididae family.

Subspecific information 9 Subspecies

  • Numida meleagris sabyi (nw Morocco)
  • Numida meleagris galeatus (w Africa to s Chad and n Angola)
  • Numida meleagris meleagris (e Chad to w Ethiopia, n Kenya, Uganda and n DRCongo)
  • Numida meleagris somaliensis (ne Ethiopia, Somalia)
  • Numida meleagris reichenowi (Kenya to c Tanzania)
  • Numida meleagris mitratus (Tanzania to Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana)
  • Numida meleagris marungensis (s DRCongo to w Angola and Zambia)
  • Numida meleagris papillosus (Botswana, Namibia)
  • Numida meleagris coronatus (e South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Pintade de Numidie,
  • Pintada Común,
  • Pintada da Guiné,
  • Helmperlhuhn,
  • sisakos gyöngytyúk,
  • Helmparelhoen,
  • Faraona comune,
  • Hjälmpärlhöna,
  • Hjelmperlehøne,
  • perlička prilbatá,
  • perlička kropenatá,
  • Perlehøne,
  • helmikana,
  • Gewone Tarentaal,
  • pintada comuna,
  • Perluhæna,
  • perlica (zwyczajna),
  • parastā pērļvista,
  • pegatka,
  • Обыкновенная цесарка,
  • ホロホロチョウ,
  • 珠鸡,
  • 普通珠雞,

Voice song and cries

Pintade de Numidie
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Desert : Hot ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

Sources of information

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