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Red Junglefowl

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Male : Subspecies G. g. murghiPhoto © by Alok Tewari Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh, India, January-2015
Male : Subspecies G. g. murghi
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh, India, January-2015
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[edit] Identification

Male 65–78 cm ; female 41–46 cm
Male

  • Red comb
  • Whitish 'eat' patch
  • Neck area covered in yellow and bronze feathers

Female has more cryptic plumage for camouflage

Male : Subspecies G. g. spadiceusPhoto © by Joe Pan Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia, November 2005
Male : Subspecies G. g. spadiceus
Photo © by Joe Pan
Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia, November 2005

[edit] Distribution

Northeast India eastwards across southern China and down into Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Borneo is not in their natural range but they were introduced into oil palm plantations of Eastern Sabah. They have since become firmly established and big flocks of them can be commonly seen in plantations in the Lahad Datu,Kinabatangan and other neighbouring districts.

They have also been introduced to Hawaii

[edit] Taxonomy

Female : Nominate subspeciesPhoto © by martinukBahn Song Nok, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand, February 2012
Female : Nominate subspecies
Photo © by martinuk
Bahn Song Nok, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand, February 2012

[edit] Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

[edit] Habitat

Tropical lowland forests, secondary, disturbed, evergreen and deciduous forests and forest edges; open grasslands, scrub, jungle, mangroves, orchards and plantations.

[edit] Behaviour

They can fly much better than domesticated chickens.

[edit] Diet

They are Omnivorous and will eat whatever they happen upon.

[edit] Vocalisation

Call: Typical cock-a-doodle-doo call.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2016)
  3. BF Member observations

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