What kind of bird is this?

by Art
(Ludlow, MA)

We have a bird that is about 3/4 the size of a turkey that has a white head, red "beards" on either side of its beak, long thin grey neck that begins just below the head, a full body of grey feathers with a herringbone effect, short legs with the 3 toes. The wing span is about 3 feet but the bird does not take to flight. It comes around our house about 11 am and then again around 6 pm. Its call sounds like two squirrels fighting and goes on for quite a while. We are in Ludlow, Massachusetts and this bird does not seem to be indigenous of this area.

Comments for What kind of bird is this?

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 17, 2012
guinea fowl?
by: Anonymous

escaped Guinea Fowl?

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. Adult Male Breasted First Sighting in Florida

    Apr 26, 17 12:25 PM

    My hubby has five feeders strategically located in our backyard and has enjoyed this hobby for many years. During the migration season he will feed with

    Read More

  2. I'm a construction worker

    Apr 25, 17 01:23 PM

    Yes bird head like a electric blue head and then a greenish gold on the breast and the rest of the body was a charcoal color

    Read More

  3. Small Finch-sized bird, black with jeweled turquoise tones

    Apr 25, 17 01:22 PM

    I was not fast enough to get a picture. I saw it on the ground below two feeders, one with sunflower seeds, other nyjer (sp?) seeds. When I came back

    Read More