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Eastern crested guineafowl, Guttera pucherani
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Numididae
Genus: Guttera
Wagler, 1832
Type species
Numida cristata[1]
Pallas, 1767

G. plumifera
G. pucherani
G. verreauxi

Guttera is a genus of birds in the family Numididae. Established by Johann Georg Wagler in 1832, it contains four species:[2]

The name Guttera is a combination of the Latin words gutta, meaning "spot" and -fera, meaning "bearing" (from ferre: to bear).[3]

The four species are found in forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike other guineafowl, they have a distinctive black crest.


  1. ^ "Numididae". The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-08-05.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Guttera". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 182. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.