S203 * Helmeted Guineafowl * Gewone Tarentaal * Numida Meleagris

Where does this species come from?

What is its invasive status in South Africa?
NEMBA Category 3.

Where in South Africa is it a problem?
Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal Province, Western Cape Province, Gauteng Province, and Mpumalanga Province.

How does it spread?
Spread via pet trade.

Why is it a problem?
Guineafowl can damage emerging seedlings of agricultural crops.

(*) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmeted_guineafowl
(*) https://ebird.org/species/helgui
(*) https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=helgui