|Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann)
|Date Taken: 2009-03-13|
|Categories: Birds, Savannah|
|Camera: Canon EOS 20D|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-04-12 15:37|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This helmeted guinea fowl and her friends make there way across the savannah and in the bush eating insects and seeds. They enjoy eating ticks and that possibly reduces the spread of lyme disease.|
Of the other photos of this bird, I have not seen any with such a "helmet" as this one. Guineafowl have no feathers on their heads and considering that, are probably the most aesthetic bird in that class (think of vultures and turkeys for example).
More about this bird can be found on line at:
(taken with a borrowed Canon 300mm f/4L lens and a Kenko 1.4x teleconverter)
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