Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mysore Zoo - Vulturine Guineafowl

Mysore Zoo is the most popular zoo at Mysore in India. There are various wild animals and birds at the zoo. One among them are Vulturine Guineafowl.



Vulturine Guineafowl is a large bird with a round body and small head. It is longer in the wings, neck, legs and tail than other guineafowl. 



The adult has a bare blue face and long bare black neck and head. The slim neck projects from a cape of long, glossy, blue and white hackles. The breast is cobalt blue, and the rest of the body plumage is black, finely spangled with white. 

28 comments:

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful pictures. I presume, they were domesticated in the past.

Indrani said...

Well hidden from lens.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh this is incredible. I've never seen nor heard of this bird. Do join us with linking this post up today at noon at the Bird D'Pot meme ---the link is on my right sidebar "I'd Rather B Birdin'"

TexWisGirl said...

so interesting!

Lowell said...

It certainly has that "vulture" look! I'm wondering if it cleans up dead stuff?

Nancy Claeys said...

Very similar to our African Guineas, minus the familiar horn on top.

RNSANE said...

Interesting bird. I didn't make it to the zoo when I was in Mysore but saw the beautiful palace and an incredible temple nearby.

I leave June 1 for six weeks in India.

My critter post is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2013/05/camera-critters-267-granddog-and.html

My first grandchild, Harper, born April 14 - a girl, most welcome in a family top heavy with males!

bailey-road.com said...

Very exotic-looking bird.

Jeevan said...

I ever seen or known about this bird! Unique in features.

Magia da Inês said...

É único e lindo na natureza!!!
Bom fim de semana!
°º✿✿ Beijinhos do Brasil
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Kay L. Davies said...

What an amazing bird, Rajesh! Its cape of hackles is gorgeous, but its face definitely looks more like a vulture. I didn't know such a bird existed. Thanks for the lesson!
K

Paula Scott said...

I love those patterned feathers on it!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shots. The feathers are beautiful, but I'm not sure I would call the head/face beautiful.

George said...

This is a very unusual-looking bird with such a small head. The colors are pretty, however.

MyMaracas said...

What a very strange bird. Thank you for showing it to us.

Panchali said...

Guinea fowls look so colorful...and behind those dry long grasses they look even more brighter! Lovely capture...

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice clicks. Haven't heard much about this bird. Thanks for sharing.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Fantastic photos of nature's delights ~ Lovely! ^_^

Gary said...

Interesting bird!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Nice post!
Happy WBW to you!

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely to see... many thanks for sharing.

mick said...

Great photos of an interesting bird.

Faye said...

That spangled plumage makes up for the less that beautiful head and neck. Thanks for the idea of going to the zoo for some wild bird photos--a good place to find some exoctics that may never get to see in natural habitat.

Karen said...

What an interesting bird!

Arija said...

A little like a children's book of mixed animals where the pages are split in half and you can mix upper and lower halves at will. Great that you spotted it with all that camouflage.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a great looking bird, nice to see them in their element. I think that we have some at our large zoo~

Sushma Harish said...

Looks of a naughty one...mysore zoo is our favourite

Ankita Sinha said...

God must be an artist to delightfully paint in so many colors.Quite a capture!