Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The A - Z April Challenge: V

V is for Vulturine Guinea Fowl
 Vulturine Guinea fowl are the largest living guinea fowl. Found in southern Ethiopia, through Kenya and into northern Tanzania, these gregarious birds form large flocks, feeding on seeds and small invertebrates.
Terrestrial birds, they will run, rather than fly, when alarmed, and are often tamed by humans who are drawn to their beautiful cobalt colour.
V is also for Vervet Monkey

Vervet Monkeys are the cheeky pests of East Africa. Always quick to scavenge for food left by humans, they are ever-present at rest stops and park entrances.

As we were checking into Serengeti National Park, we looked over to see this fellow clamber into our truck and take off with the banana bread that had been sent along in our luncheon bags.

 When we laughingly approached, he scolded us loudly and scampered off to the side where he could keep a watchful eye on us, and eat his snack in peace.

For more A - Z posts, be sure to pop by Arlee Bird's site and see what others have done with the letter V...



Katy Cameron said...

Hee hee, fancy wanting your bananas back, anyone would think they were your lunch ;o) Actually, as I'm deathly allergic to them, he could have had mine with bells on!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


I am always surprised when I visit your Blog. Always such delighful images and so educational too!!!
I just love those cheeky Velvet Monkeys and their pesky ways. Delightful photographs.

Lynette, it is a little bit late, but Happy Easter to you and yours.
Three of my four 'children' have moved from home, or changed homes, in the past three weeks. My daughter was moving over this weekend!!!It has been a very hectic time.
A few spare spaces in the family nest!!

All Good Wishes, Eileen

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a gorgeous blue!

Tins and Treasures said...

Hi, Lynette,
Those birds are stunning!

Have a great day. ~Natalie

Anonymous said...

Those Guinea Fowl are beautiful birds, Lynette. Stunning colours!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What beautiful blue birds. Spectacular color. Love the monkey opening his package like a present. So cute.

Deborah said...

Just a delight!

adrielleroyale said...

Those birds are gorgeous! Again, I never even knew they existed! Cute monkey too, even if he is a pest :)

Pat said...

I love that rich cobalt blue color of the guinea fowl....and the vervet monkey is just too cute!