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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Strange bird


I don't know what these are called but I've seen a few of them around. I took this one as it wandered around a neighbor's yard. My son said he thinks people have them to eat bugs. Maybe someone will know what they are called.

9 Comments:

Blogger bob said...

Looks like a female peacock to me

7:03 AM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

hello Carol! thanks for popping by KL Daily Photo!

I just realized I haven't said Welcome to the DP family!

Bob could be right. At first I thought it might have been a pheasant but they have longer tails.

I hope someone comes up with the answer.

10:25 AM  
Blogger shawnyrvr said...

They're actually called...
Guinea Fowl and they eat the ticks in the yard during the summer.

All my in-laws have them on their properties to help with the tick problems out in the "country"
It's pretty cool thing. lol

Here's a link about them:
http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/ticks/

3:06 PM  
Blogger shawnyrvr said...

Opps here's the main link with the picture of them: http://www.guineafowl.com/

3:09 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Shawna, thank you! Now we know what they are and what they do.

Edwin & all, it's so much fun being able to "travel the world" each and every day.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Definitely an odd looking bird. Glad to know the mystery is solved. I wonder if Guinea Fowl are tasty.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

looks like a chubby one !!! good capture :)

4:50 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

When I use to visit my great-grandmother in East Texas, she had a neighbor who had these. They called them peafowls.

j.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Thiên said...

Peafowls. Learn something new every day!

7:28 PM  

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