Scientific Name: Gallus gallus
Malay Name: Ayam-Hutan Biasa
Chinese Name: 红原鸡
Found from northern Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: murghi, spadiceus, jabouillei, gallus, bankiva.
Local Subspecies: spadiceus
Size: M:65-78 cm, F:41-46 cm
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.
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