Staglands Wildlife Reserve Part 6 : Guineafowl

More feathered friends!

GUINEAFOWL

strange bird

strange call

Interesting ways!

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Guinea Fowl

A Rare Breed of African Origin

There is a report that missionaries introduced Guinea Fowl into New Zealand at the Bay of Islands – this would have been in the first half of the nineteenth century – but better substantiated is a number of these birds being imported from India in the early 1860s by the Canterbury Acclimatization Society, some of which were sent on to Nelson in 1864. Other introductions followed, and although most Guinea Fowl are kept under domestication, feral flocks have been reported in the North Island. In the North Island too, comes an account of Guinea Fowl “attacking and beating off” hawks from taking their young.

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