Crested guinea fowl is often called crested guinea fowl. This bird is widely spread throughout the African continent. In particular, the central part of it has a large number of guinea fowls. You can see numerous flocks of birds in the delta of the Zambezi near Dzhubanchi, as well as in the interior of the country. At a distance of 40 miles from the Victoria Falls, there are also representatives of this breed
Often this bird can be seen in the forests, and it dwells there more often than other breeds of its kind. The bird is made more visible by its bright red color of the earring and a huge comb located on the head. Incidentally, this only guinea fowl that has spurs on its paws
This breed of birds on their heads, in a manner reminiscent of a hat, is gathered in a bundle of feathers. They stick upward and have a deep black color. The rest of the head is bare. In addition, it is colored blue with a slightly grayish hue. The feather shell of the neck part has a velvet black color and a wonderful blue tint. The edges of the feathers have the form of a drop with pearl spots and form something like a collar. The other feathers, located throughout the body, have light-colored specks, with all this with a blue glow. The tip of the beak of the guinea hen is yellow, and its main part is covered with a light bluish color. The bird has paws painted in a blue hue with a gray outflow
The length of the adult individual can reach from 50 to 55 cm. The color and shade of the feather shell is the same in both males and females of this species. Birds prefer to live in packs. Often they number from 50 to 100 pieces. During the breeding guinea fowl form pairs. Female lay eggs in pits, so-called nests. The number of eggs can reach 10-12 pieces in one masonry. Eggs have the shape of a pear. One end of the egg is slightly widened and the other end is narrowed. The shell is strong. It can be a variety of colors. Especially their eggs are appreciated for the high content of useful vitamins. After 23 days of hatching hatching hatchlings. All this time, only the male cares about feeding. The nest is guarded by both parents
Often this kind of guinea fowl can be seen in zoos. For them, large aviaries are equipped with the appropriate landscape. The bird is excessively mobile, both at will and in the pen. For them it is necessary to provide a large territory. The guinea fowl prefers to run around in cages
Crested guinea fowl is a typical representative of wild guinea fowl.
Crested breed of guinea fowl