Alternative name: Ceylon Junglefowl
- Gallus lafayettii
66-73 cm, female 35 cm
- Orange-red body
- Dark purple wings and tail
- Gold back of head and neck
- Bare red facial skin and wattles
- Red comb with a yellow centre
No eclipse plumage
- Brown with white patterning on the lower belly and breast
Endemic to Sri Lanka.
Forest and scrub.
The 2-4 eggs are laid in a ground nest. The eggs and young are tended by the female.
It is terrestrial and the diet includes seeds, fallen fruit and insects.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2022) Sri Lanka Junglefowl. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 January 2022 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Sri_Lanka_Junglefowl