Numida meleagris


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Noun1.Numida meleagris - a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with whiteNumida meleagris - a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
genus Numida, Numida - guinea fowl
guinea hen - female guinea fowl
guinea hen - flesh of a guinea fowl (especially of hens)
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Common helmeted guineas, Numida meleagris, are recognized widely in folk history for their effectiveness in reducing populations of ticks and other insects.
On at least one of the islands, Ilha da Gipoia, specimens of the helmeted guinea fowl Numida meleagris (Linnaeus, 1758) were introduced by inhabitants as a way to control snakes [Jararacas, Bothrops jararaca (Wied, 1924)].
Performance of guinea fowl Numida meleagris during jumping requires storage.