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Guineafowl
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Numididae
Genera
Agelastes
Numida
Guttera
Acryllium
The guineafowl are a family of birds in the same order as the pheasants, turkeys and other game birds.

This is an African family of seed-eating ground-nesting birds resembling partridges, but with featherless heads and spangled grey plumage. The Helmeted Guineafowl has been domesticated and introduced outside its natural range, for example in southern France and the West Indies.

The six species are in this group are related to other members of the gamebird family thus.

Order: Galliformes

The buttonquails are sometimes given order status as the Turniciformes.



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