Plumed guineafowl

The plumed guineafowl (Guttera plumifera) is a member of the guineafowl bird family. It is found in humid primary forest in Central Africa. It resembles some subspecies of the crested guineafowl, but has a straighter (not curled) and higher crest, and a relatively long wattle on either side of the bill. The bare skin on the face and neck is entirely dull grey-blue in the western nominate subspecies, while there are a few orange patches among the grey-blue in the eastern subspecies schubotzi.

Plumed guineafowl
Guttera plumifera.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Numididae
Genus: Guttera
Species:
G. plumifera
Binomial name
Guttera plumifera
Cassin, 1857

TaxonomyEdit

There are two recognized subspecies:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Guttera plumifera". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.