Geographical Range Northeastern Africa
Habitat Arid acacia scrub
Scientific Name Acryllium vulturinum
Conservation Status Common

This is the largest and most colorful of the guineafowl. It makes its home in dry scrub and grasslands. The vulturine guineafowl finds seeds, leaves and insects by scratching the ground with its feet. It will also occasionally climb into low trees for fruit. Females lay 13 to 15 eggs at a time; they sit on them for more than three weeks before the chicks hatch.

Did You Know?

Like many animals in dry habitats, this bird can get by without drinking water.