Numida – Helmeted guineafowl

Native to Africa, it is the best-known bird of its family, broadly introduced as domesticated species

Small-headed and round-bodied terrestrial birds are fond of flocks and can walk 10 km (6 miles) a day. The body is well adapted to running. Both males and females have the same size, color, and appearance. They can consume ticks in large quantities and thus can be a cause of spreading Lyme disease.

Helmeted guineafowl is commonly domesticated and sold in the western market. Domestic flocks are widely distributed and bred in Australia, North America, West Indies, and Europe. Due to the backup of many populations, Helmeted guineafowl is assessed as species of Least concern.