Friday, January 22, 2021

Red junglefowl-Gallus gallus

red junglefowl male
red junglefowl male
















Red junglefowl-Gallus gallus

Description

Red junglefowl is a tropical bird in the family Phasianidae.The colourful male (about 80cm) has white ear patches and a white puff at the base of his tail.  female red jungle fowl  (about 40cm) has dull brown streaky plumage.Juveniles look similar to females but have slightly darker underparts.These are noisy, vocal birds with shrill, cackling calls that sound similar to domestic chickens.

Habitat

Woodland,scrub areas grassland,agricultural areas fringes of forests and jungles.

Diet

Seeds, grain, small insects, and fruit.

Range

Bangladesh,Bhutan,NepaL and India.


red junglefowl male
red junglefowl female
























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