Definition of guinea fowl in English:

guinea fowl

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪnifaʊl
 
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noun (plural same)

  • A large African game bird with slate-coloured, white-spotted plumage and a loud call. It is sometimes domesticated.
    • Family Numididae (or Phasianidae): several genera and species, e.g. the helmeted guinea fowl (Numida meleagris)
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    • It has a restful, out-of-the-way atmosphere and is named after the flocks of guineafowl that frequent the nearby field.
    • The top photo is of a Pearl or ‘wild type’ guineafowl with black and white spotted feathers.
    • Though primarily found in rainforests, some guineafowl live in open-country habitats other than the desert, such as grasslands and plains with thickets and brush.

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