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Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum) | Birds of Eden Sanctuary - Plettenberg Bay, South Africa (IMG_8708.jpg)

Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum)

The vulturine guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum) is the largest extant species of guineafowl. Systematically, it is only distantly related to other guineafowl genera. It is a resident breeder in northeast Africa, from southern Ethiopia through Kenya and just into northern Tanzania. The vulturine guineafowl is a large (61-71 cm) bird with a round body and small head. It has longer wings, neck, legs and tail than other guineafowl. The adult has a bare blue face and black neck, and although all other guineafowl have unfeathered heads, this species looks particularly like a vulture because of the long bare neck and head.
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