Like other guineafowls, this species has an unfeathered head, in this case, decorated with a dull yellow or reddish bony knob.
Introduced to Africa, South America, West Indies, US, Britain and India as pets and food.
10 - 20 years.
53 - 58cm high and weighs about 1.3kgs.
Eats seeds, fruit, insects, frogs, lizards, small snakes, small mammals and greens.
Prefers dry open habitat with scattered trees and shrubs.
Breeds in warm, fairly dry and open habitats with scattered shrubs and trees or farmland. . The nest will be well-hidden, with a clutch of normally 6 - 12 eggs which the female incubates for 26 - 28 days. The chicks can fly
within 7 days.
African Guinea Fowl.