Red junglefowl


Red junglefowl is the wild ancestor of all domestic poultry. It was first domesticated (almost five thousand years back) is Asia.

How does the bird appear…

Male- Male has long, golden-orange to deep-red crown and neck feathers. Tail is dark metallic-green with a white tuft at the base. The underparts are a dull black and the upperparts show combination of glossy blue-green, rich dark red, maroon-red, fiery orange, rufous and blackish brown. Male shows two lappets.

Female- Female is dull, brown-gold coloured with a partly naked, pale red face and throat.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found in tropical and sub tropical habitat including mangroves, scrubland and plantations.


It forages on ground for food. It feeds on seeds, fruits, insects.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds during spring. Typical clutch is 4-7 eggs. Incubation period is of 18-20 days. Incubation is done by female.


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