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The vulturine guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum) is often referred to as the "royal guineafowl" because it tends to have the most striking appearance. They are named for their bald head and neck, which resembles a vulture. These birds are excellent runners and rarely fly, with exception of reaching nocturnal roosting perches. These birds roost high in trees at night. Their calls, when disturbed or excited, can be heard over long distances. These birds can survive long periods without water and tend to acquire the majority of their water requirements from the vegetation that they consume.




See Also

  • Helmeted Guineafowl
  • White-Breasted Guineafowl
  • Plumed Guineafowl
  • Crested Guineafowl
  • Black Guineafowl