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Ama-Zing Safari Blog
Tuesday, June 26 2012


I never saw a bird before who was so eager to pose for a photo!
We met this Helmeted Guineafowl out on a game drive and it almost insisted on having its photograph taken so it could show off its naked blue and red head patterns and cheek wattles.
I suppose it got its name from the pale casque it has on the crown. The male has a larger casque than the female.
Helmeted Guineafowl are common gamebirds in grassland, woodland, savanna and fields with blue-grey plumage, spotted with white.
The raucous ‘kek-ek-ek kaaaaaa’ and ‘eerrrrk’ call is a common call to listen for at dusk and dawn when out on safari in the bushveld of South Africa.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all the animals we encounter on game drives were so eager to have their photos posted on the web?
Check out our gallery for more photos of this bird we met on our safari.
Equipment used: Canon 1000D camera and 70-300mm Macro Sigma lens
Posted by: Willie AT 04:57 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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