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Fast Guineas

running guinea fowl

Helmeted guinea fowl are one of Southern Africas most common game birds, but they are full of character and beautiful to look at. These guinea fowl were chasing one another on the Elephant Hills Golf Course, in Victoria Falls, but as numerous as they are, they are not considered ‘hazards’, not when the course is full of warthogs, baboons, antelope and the occasional croc or buffalo…

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guinea fowl fluffing their wings

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Helmeted Guinea fowl are very comm0n in Africa, and can often be seen in huge flocks, scratching in the dust, fluffing up their feathers, grooming themselves and running after one another. Guinea fowl pair off just before the beginning of the rains, for breeding purposes, and then rejoin their flocks after their chicks have hatched.