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Plumed Guineafowl
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Guttera plumifera plumifera
Information
Range Central Africa
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Numididae
Genus Guttera
Species Guttera plumifera
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Plumed guineafowl (Guttera plumifera), is a species of guineafowl of the Numididae family. It is found in humid primary forest in Central Africa. It resembles some subspecies of the crested guineafowl, but has a straighter (not curled) and higher crest, and a relatively long wattle on either side of the bill. The bare skin on the face and neck is entirely dull grey-blue in the western nominate subspecies, while there are a few orange patches among the grey-blue in the eastern subspecies schubotzi.

Taxonomy

Cameroon Plumed Guineafowl (Cassin, 1857) (Guttera plumifera plumifera)
Schubotz's Plumed Guineafowl (Reichenow, 1912) (Guttera plumifera schubotzi)
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