Red Junglefowl

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

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

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


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore