Do you know what this bird is - I have looked and can't figure it out.
This is a poor quality shot but I was in a vehicle... (
Due to hunt clubs and the desire for exotic pet birds there are now feral peacocks, Amherst , green, silver and golden pheasants on the Maryland Eastern shore. Plus emus, ostiich and other ratites being farmed.
Not to forget mammals, there were a pair of wallibies seen loose near Sandy Point Park. An eight foot python was found in Grasonville( people thought it was mine). And the best one(not for the camel) was an escaped one from a live nativity, struck and killed on RT. 50 one Christmas. Alpacas, Llamas, bison,elk and many others being raised.
And exotics in Florida. (Remember alligators in New York sewers?)
Man the meddler, he thinks he will improve Mother Nature.
Florida definitely has its share of invasives, both flora and fauna. Now I know to add Guineas to the list!
Could be an escape.
It probably was but they seem quite content as part of the turkey flock. I have a neighbor who keeps assorted fowl in his backyard but I don't think they originated there. I'm sure I would have heard them if that was the case.
Yes, it's a guinea fowl, we used to have about 60 of them.