Red Junglefowl

Scientific Name: Gallus gallus

Malay Name: Ayam-Hutan Biasa

Chinese Name: 红原鸡

Range: Found from northern Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: murghi, spadiceus, jabouillei, gallus, bankiva.

Local Subspecies: spadiceus

Size: M:65-78 cm, F:41-46 cm

Identification: Male has red comb, facial skin and lappets, white ear patch, golden-yellow neck feathers, maroon scapulars and arched dark green tail. Female has drab brown overall plumage, golden-buff neck feathers and blunt dark tail.

Habitat: Forest edge, wooded area, parks and gardens.


Local Status: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Pasir Ris Park, Pulau Ubin and any suitable habitat.


BirdLife International. (2016). Gallus gallus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Lim, K. S. (2009). The Avifauna of Singapore. Nature Society (Singapore).

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

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