This bird is the domesticated form of the helmeted guineafowl. The wild form is native in Africa, south of Sahara, the domestic form spread worldwide.
It originates from South America, and it was settled in to he island of Puerto Rico as well.
It is widespread in Europe, Asia and in the Middle East. It can be found in different habitats, in forests, rocky areas alongside rivers where it can nest.
It is originating from the African territories and Southeast Iraq. It was introduced to several European countries.
It is endemic in Indonesia and East Timor as well as in Celebes and the neighboring islands.
It is endemic in Srí Lanka, Nepal and India. It is common in deciduous, mixed and evergreen forests. Its most obvious characteristic feature is its feathers. Males have 1.2 m long feathers.