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Helmeted Guineafowl

Helmeted Guineafowl
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Copyright: Michel Detay (M_Detay) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 160] (832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor ED 400mm 1/2.8 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-26 9:21
Viewed: 2887
Points: 10
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Helmeted Guineafowl

The Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) is the best known of the guineafowl bird family, Numididae, and the only member of the genus Numida.

Shorter and heavier than the Vulturine Guineafowl, the large "helmet" makes it very easy to distinguish. It prefers bush, woodland and shrubbed grassland generally in moister areas than the Vulturine. It usually breeds in or just after the rainy season(s) and can lay up to 20 eggs. Nests have been found with up to 50 eggs, presumably laid by more than one female.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-26 11:07]

Hello Michel,
Nice sharp detailed portrait of this Helmeted Guineafowl. Beautiful bright colours and taken from a very good low POV.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-26 12:28]

Hello Michel,
It's a very good looking bird. I liked the colors, patterns and details on the plumage a lot. TFS.Regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-26 12:37]

Hi Michel,very original point of view and crop and spectacular details and colors despite the difficult light,you create a beautiful catch-eye whit the plumage,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

What a funny looking bird LOVE your presentation; that tiny colorful head and what interesting pattern on her body. TFS!

hello Michel,
very well taken picture of this Helmeted Guineafowl with perfect clarity, colour and composition.
best wishes,

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