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Published: 13 Oct 2017

Gewone Tarentaal/Helmeted Guineafowl

Die gewone tarentaal (Numida meleagris) is die bekendste van die tarentaalfamilieNumididae. Dit is ‘n waaksame voël wat in troppe rondloop en goed kan vlieg, maar hulle sal eerder weghardloop as om weg te vlieg.

Die tarentaal is ‘n algemene jagvoël en kom wyd verspreid in Afrika suid van die Sahara en Suid-Afrika voor. Hulle word tussen digte bosse vanaf die Oos-Kaap noordwaarts aangetref. Die kuifkop-tarentaal is ‘n tropiese bewoner van KwaZulu-Natal en die Krugerwildtuin. Daar is ook populasies in die Wes-Indies en die suide van beide Frankryk en Engeland.

Tarentaalvleis is ook nou vrylik beskikbaar in Britse supermarkte en word deur Gressingham Foods versprei. Die tarentale wat nou kommersieel verkrygbaar is word grotendeels in Engeland geteel.  Die amper kaal nek en plomp, wit-gespikkelde lyf op swart-grys vere is goed bekend in Suid-Afrika. Dit is ‘n groot (60–68 cm) voël met ‘n ronde liggaam en ‘n klein kop.

The helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris) is the best known of the guineafowl bird family, Numididae, and the only member of the genus Numida. It is native to Africa, mainly south of the Sahara, and has been widely introduced into the West IndiesBrazilAustralia and Europe(e.g. southern France).  The helmeted guineafowl is a large (53–58 cm) bird with a round body and small head. They weigh about 1.3 kg. The body plumage is gray-black spangled with white. Like other guineafowl, this species has an unfeathered head, in this case decorated with a dull yellow or reddish bony knob, and red and blue patches of skin. The wings are short and rounded, and the tail is also short. Various sub-species are proposed, differences in appearance being mostly a large variation in shape, size and colour of the casque and facial wattles.

Published: 13 Oct 2017

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