noun (plural same)
A large African game bird with slate-colored, white-spotted plumage and a loud call. It is sometimes domesticated.
- Family Numididae (or Phasianidae): several genera and species, e.g., the helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris).
- 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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Syllabification: guin·ea fowl
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