Helmeted Guineafowl (Numidia meleagris)

Origin: Originally from Africa, now found across the world

Sighted at: Walnut Creek, Austin, TX

Did you know that there’s a small flock of guineafowl in North Austin? It’s true! These plump birds are descended from farm birds that once occupied the area, and are treasured by the local neighborhood. You can read more about their history here: http://gracy-wild.blogspot.com/2009/03/history-of-gracywoods-guineafowl.html