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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of bird did I see?

Not really sure what it is and I'm curious to know. I wish I could have stopped to take a picture but traffic didn't allow it.

There were 3 of them in a group around Skippack/Worcester
They were about the size of a Smaller adult Turkey but they had the shape of a partridge (slopped back) and were flat grey color with some brighter colors (red/blue?) in their head/beak area.

This is the second time I've seen a group of birds that fit this description. Once in Limerick (Saw 2 during deer season) and again this morning (3).

What kind of birds are these?

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Re: What kind of bird did I see?

To add a little more info, They did not have a tail like a Turkey and their feathers looked a lot finer, smaller and smoother than a turkey

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Re: What kind of bird did I see?

I'm goin with domestic Guinea Hen. Were they incessantly pecking at the grass.

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Re: What kind of bird did I see?

Is this it? If so its a Guinea Fowl.

The problem is that I don't know what I don't know.
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Re: What kind of bird did I see?

Very close but it was a flat grey, no pattern on the feathers at all

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Re: What kind of bird did I see?

These ?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...sa=N&tab=wi

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Re: What kind of bird did I see?

I guess maybe that was it?

Like the flat grey one in this picture


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Re: What kind of bird did I see?

Pretty sure I've seen them without vibrant speckling on the feathers. Not sure if there are different breeds or what, but I'd guess there are.

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Re: What kind of bird did I see?

Thanks! So are they someone's pets then? Just found it odd that I saw 2 different groups so far from each other in the same year and I've never seen them before that.

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Good to have around if you need a herd of ticks cleared off the lawn.

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