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Old Aug 31, 2007, 12:33 PM   #11
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I think thats a guinea fowl, darned noisey little critters, often stick together in groups, where did you get the shot ?
Yes, it is, but what the F is it doing in Wisconsin? It's an African, tropical bird!

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Helmeted Guinea Fowl are widely kept in rural areas. When you encounter them wandering loose, there is usually a farm or homestead nearby, whether it is in African villages or American farmsteads. They may serve as "watchbirds" or a meat/egg source, and their spotted feathers are used decoratively in many ways." Beaury is in the eye of the beholder" as they say.
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Old Aug 31, 2007, 2:39 PM   #12
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" Beaury is in the eye of the beholder" as they say.
yes, :crazy: but its ugly

(not the shot - the bird)

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Old Aug 31, 2007, 4:47 PM   #13
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So then maybe "the beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder" is more appropriate?

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Old Aug 31, 2007, 9:31 PM   #14
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These must be some sort of hybred since they are out even in winter in the snow. It says on line that:

"despite the fact that they are native to Africa, [/b]guinea fowl are able to take northern temperatures almost like penquins!"

[/b][/b]Anyway, I just thought you would get a kick out of seeing one.
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Old Sep 1, 2007, 5:32 PM   #15
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Obviously, you people are not biologists.

Beauty and uglliness are human concepts. In evolution, whatever works best survives. If it is there, it has proven advantageous- far be it for us to be able to figure out what all those advantages are - trying to understand them is what keeps bioloogists busy. :?
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Old Sep 1, 2007, 5:32 PM   #16
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Duplicate post - please delete.
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Old Sep 1, 2007, 7:40 PM   #17
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About all I can say is "What A Face" gooood capture.


TOTALLY WACKY roger
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 7:56 PM   #18
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Hehee...whatta beauty, Tom! My dad had a dozen or so on the farm when I was a kid. Like Penolta noted, they make for good "watchbirds"...whenever a raccoon or oppossum or coyote gets close to a chicken coope, they start their squawking.There's definitely safety in numbers for these guys though. A guy down by where I hunt at keeps a few (for their eggs, which are really good!) but occasionally, I'll find a bunch of feathers in the woods, where a local fox or bobcat will get 1 separated from the rest.

Great shot, Tom! Way to get down low! They always remind me of a bowling ball with the thumb sticking out!

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They also don't seem to be too smart, I had to get out of the car to force them off the road so I could drive by.

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I don't know about them not being smart...maybe opinionated or stubborn. You know like a cat!:G:G
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