Crested Guineafowl

(Guttera pucherani)

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Guttera pucherani
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Subspecies: Some authorities place pucherani (Kenya Crested Guineafowl) has a distinct species and edouardi as a distinct species with 4 (more have been described) subspecies. Subspecies mentioned above with ranges.

Range: G. p. pucherani - Eastern Africa, from southern Somalia south through eastern Kenya to central Tanzania; G. p. edouardi - Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa; G. p. barbata - Southern Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi; G. p. verreauxi - Western Kenya, Angola and western Zambia; G. p. sclateri - Nigeria and Cameroon.

Habitat: Varied, pucherani inhabits open woodlands, thickets and forest edge; edouardi inhabit thicker forested areas.

Status in Wild: Uncommon; affected by habitat loss.

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(l to r): 1, Dan Cowell; Lynn Swafford.


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