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.


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

BirdLife International. (2016). Gallus gallus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Lim, K. S., Chia, A., Yong, D. L., & Chew, J. (2009). The Avifauna of Singapore. Nature Society (Singapore).
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.