Gray Junglefowl

The male has a black cape with ochre spots and the body plumage on a gray ground colour is finely patterned. The elongated neck feathers are dark and end in a small, hard, yellowish plate; this peculiar structure making them popular for making high-grade artificial flies. They lay 4 to 7 eggs which are pale creamy in a scrape. Eggs hatch in about 21 days. Although mostly seen on the ground, Grey Junglefowl fly into trees to escape predators and to roost. Call of male Other calls calls They feed on grains including bamboo seeds, berries, insects and termites.

The Gray Junglefowl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Grey Junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii) Status: Gray Junglefowl is endemic to India Grey Junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii) is a widespread resident in south India peninsula. Natural habitat is forest undergrowth and bamboo thickets. More

The Gray Junglefowl is a bright, spectacularly colored bird. The comb of these birds is slightly dented, and colored a deep red. Their long neck hackles range from dark gray all the way to a deep black, with yellow and white stripes running the length of the neck. Their tail feathers, as well as the feathers near the back, are the same grayish-black color, with similar white stripes. More

Red Junglefowl (along with possibly the Gray Junglefowl) is thought to be the source of all of the world's domestic chickens. Junglefowl look very much like those dopey domesticated chickens we see scratching around a farm, except these wild birds are wary of humans and try to avoid us. The domesticated birds are easy to tell from the wild ones because they are typically very tame and often have those weird pop-up timers sticking of out them. More

Woodpecker, Gray Junglefowl, Western-crowned Warbler, Great Hornbill, Black-cheeked Tit, White-cheeked Barbet, Black-cheeked Tit, Dark-fronted Babbler and Indian Scimitar Babbler. There were probably other south Indian speciality birds, but we didn More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Gallus
Species : sonneratii
Authority : Temminck, 1813