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?

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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!

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