Saturday, 24 November 2012

Vulturine Guineafowl

The Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum) is the largest extant guineafowl species. Systematically, Acryllium are only distantly related to other guineafowl genera. Their closest living relative, the White Breasted Guineafowl, Agelastes meleagrides inhabit primary forests in Central Africa. It is a member of the bird family, Numididae, and is the only member of the genus Acryllium. It is a resident breeder in northeast Africa, from southern Ethiopia through Kenya and just into northern Tanzania.

 Vulturine Guineafowl
 Vulturine Guineafowl
 Vulturine Guineafowl
 Vulturine Guineafowl
 Vulturine Guineafowl
Vulturine Guineafowl

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