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Helmeted Guinea-fowl (Numida meleagris)

Helmeted Guinea-fowl (Numida meleagris)
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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-13
Categories: Birds, Savannah
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-12 15:37
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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:
and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guineafowl

(taken with a borrowed Canon 300mm f/4L lens and a Kenko 1.4x teleconverter)

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nice shot
great design on the bird
good details great picture you did a good job

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