Large Long-Necked Bird

by Jonah
(Chapel Hill, NC, USA)

Sighted on 27 April 2013 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Large bodied bird with white and red patches on head (and the short beak). Loud call, sounded sort of a fast-repeated "honking".


Unfortunately, the bird flew away before I could get a less obstructed view (or to a better camera than a mobile phone).

This is the first time I've seen anything like this bird. Anyone know what this oddity may be?

Comments for Large Long-Necked Bird

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 28, 2013
galinha d'angola
by: Telma Franco

Hello, it looks like a "Helmeted Guineafowl" or "Galinha d'Angola" as we call it in Brazil. It is from Africa, but it was introduced into Brazil a long time ago, probably by the Portuguese colonizers, who loved all kinds of dishes made with it. Nowadays Brazilians still breed it for food in the countryside. Yours might be a fugitive. Lucky her!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Dove teefen beak!

    Jun 22, 18 10:36 AM

    About two or three months ago a male and female dove maid a nest on my deck. I love them so much but one day two black birds tryed taking the dove couples

    Read More

  2. slinkys work

    Jun 22, 18 10:35 AM

    Depending on the size of your feeder posts, use either full size or Slinky juniors, and you will eliminate chipmunks, red squirrels, and fox squirrels

    Read More

  3. Birdwatchers victoria

    Jun 16, 18 08:17 PM

    Fan tailed medium sized Orange breast black fan tail Size feathers have white speckles. Babies are brown variegated and same size. Ground feeders

    Read More