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Right Femur (Right Femur) of a Numida meleagris (Helmeted Guineafowl)

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Species Description
The Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida melegaris) is a terrestrial bird that thrives in drier climates like south of the Sahara Desert in Africa, the West Indies, and southern France. It is a large bird which can grow up to 60 cm long and can weigh almost 1.5 kilograms. The Helmeted Guineafowl, when threatened, will run away from danger instead of using flight; it is a very strong runner, and it can walk up to ten kilometers in one day. Guineafowls form flocks of 25 birds during the breeding season. The young birds, a few days after hatching, have very developed wings and can fly to low branches. Guineafowls are robust birds that can live up to 12 years.
Skeletal Elements Available

Right Femur (Right Femur)

Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Right Phalange 3A (Right Toe Bone 3A)

Right Phalange 3B (Right Toe Bone 3B)

Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)

Right Phalange 2A (Right Toe Bone 2A)

Right Phalange 2B (Right Toe Bone 2B)

Right Phalange 2C (Right Toe Bone 2C)

Right Phalange 4B (Right Toe Bone 4B)

Right Phalange 4A (Right Toe Bone 4A)

Right Phalange 1A (Right Toe Bone 1A)

Right Phalange 1B (Right Toe Bone 1B)

Right Phalange 1C (Right Toe Bone 1C)

Right Phalange 4D (Right Toe Bone 4D)

Right Phalange 4C (Right Toe Bone 4C)

Right Phalange 3C (Right Toe Bone 3C)

Right Phalange 3D (Right Toe Bone 3D)

Right Phalange 4E (Right Toe Bone 4E)
External Links
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Helmeted Guineafowl Image

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