Name of bird

Asked June 25, 2020, 11:02 AM EDT

What type of bird is this?

Alcona County Michigan

1 Response

This is a helmeted guineafowl. It is a bird originating from Africa that has been domesticated in many parts of the world. People occasionally keep them on their property as they are known to be effective at controlling insects, especially ticks, in your yard. I'm guessing this one wandered away from someone's yard.

Wikipedia link for more info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_guineafowl