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

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.

Featured articles:

BirdLife International. (2016). Gallus gallus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 19 December 2021
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.