Numida meleagris

Numida meleagris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Names

Helmeted Guineafowl (English), Pintade de Numidie (French)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution


Sub-Saharan Africa: all S of Sahara except forest area and parts of NE and SW; NW Morocco (sabyi); introduced Cape Verde Is.


All open habitats

Movements and dispersal



Lack, P. (2010).  The African Bird Club checklist of African birds: Non-Passerines.
Louette, M., Meirte D., Louage A., & Reygel A. (2010).  Type specimens of birds in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren. Zoological Documentation Online Series (R. Mus. Centr. Afr.). 332.