Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl

  • Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl
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The Sri Lankan Jungle fowl (Gallus lafeyetii) was first described in 1831 by Lesson and is a member of the family Gallus, the same family as the domestic chicken. The ancestor to all domestic chickens is the Red Jungle fowl (Gallus gallus). It has the distinct honor of being the national bird of Sri Lanka and is depicted in postage stamps etc. There are 4 species of Gallus so far recorded from Asia. The Red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus), the Grey jungle fowl (Gallus sonneratii), the green jungle fowl (Gallus varius) and the Sri Lankan jungle fowl (Gallus lafeyetii). The Sri Lanka Jungle fowl is endemic to Sri Lanka, and is not found anywhere else in the world.

Scientific Classification

Gallus lafeyetii
  • Scientific Name :
  • Gallus lafeyetii
Animals
  • Kingdom :
  • Animals
Aves
  • Class :
  • Aves
Galliformes
  • Order :
  • Galliformes
Phasianidae
  • Family :
  • Phasianidae
Gallus
  • Genus :
  • Gallus
Lafeyetii
  • Species :
  • Lafeyetii

Quick Facts

Male: ranges from 66-72 Cm in lenght, Female: 35 cm in lenght
  • Size:
  • Male: ranges from 66-72 Cm in lenght, Female: 35 cm in lenght
Other
  • Diet:
  • Other
Sri Lanka
  • Locations:
  • Sri Lanka
Other
  • Population Trend:
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