AnAge entry for Numida meleagris

Classification (HAGRID: 00565)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Galliformes
                Family: Numididae
                    Genus: Numida
Species
Numida meleagris
Common name
Helmeted guineafowl

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Very little is known about the longevity of these animals. Anecdotal reports suggest that they can live up to 10 or 15 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
27 days
Clutch or litter size
9
Breedings per year
Weight at birth
Adult weight
1,299 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 176126
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8996
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