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Plumed Guineafowl (Guttera plumifera plumifera)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Numididae
Genus Guttera

Guttera is a small genus of guineafowl of the Numididae family.

The name Guttera is a combination of the Latin words gutta, meaning "spot" and -fera, meaning "bearing" (from ferre: to bear).

The two species are found in forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike other guineafowl, they have a distinctive black crest.


Established by Johann Georg Wagler in 1832, it contains two species:

Plumed Guineafowl (Cassin, 1857) (Guttera plumifera)
 Cameroon Plumed Guineafowl (Cassin, 1857) (Guttera plumifera plumifera)
 Schubotz's Plumed Guineafowl (Reichenow, 1912) (Guttera plumifera schubotzi)  
Crested Guineafowl (Hartlaub, 1860) (Guttera pucherani)
 Malawi Crested Guineafowl (Ghigi, 1905) (Guttera pucherani barbata)
 Guttera pucherani edouardi (Hartlaub, 1867)
 Kenya Crested Guineafowl (Hartlaub, 1861) (Guttera pucherani pucherani)
 Sclater's Crested Guineafowl (Reichenow, 1898) (Guttera pucherani sclateri)
 Lindi Crested Guineafowl (Elliot, 1870) (Guttera pucherani verreauxi)
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