Large squawking bird in Minnesota

by Roberts
(Minnesota)


This tan-colored bird has been hanging around our house all week. It doesn't appear to be able to fly, but walks around our yard and runs away when we approach her.


It is about the size of a turkey but squawks and chirps instead of gobbling. Thanks for any help!

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Aug 12, 2015
MOU Evaluation
by: Anonymous

I contacted MOU and they report the belief that this may be an inbreed Guinea Fowl.

Aug 11, 2015
Contact MOU
by: Anonymous

Go on-line to the Minnesota Ornithologists Union. Send the photograph and your observations to the editor listed on the contact list. Good luck.

Aug 01, 2015
puzzelled
by: Anonymous

We had one in Grovetown Ga also totally ate leaves and tomatoes off our plants we sure would like to know what bird this is

Sep 18, 2014
bird
by: Amanda

I saw a family of these in faribault. Do you know what they are? One was white one wasgrey. About six small babies in mn in september!! Half were white half were grey. also saw crane like birds the size of emus. About a mile away from the others. Strange.

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