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  • n. Any of four semiflightless, gallinaceous game birds of the genus Gallus, native to southeast Asia, including the red junglefowl or domestic chicken.


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jungle +‎ fowl


  • The study, published inProceeding of the Royal Society B, is based on tests of red junglefowl, an ancestor of chickens.

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  • Endocrine-immune interactions, ornaments and mate choice in red junglefowl.

    Parasite Rex

  • The Ceylon junglefowl (Gallus lafayetii) is limited to the ecoregion's area in northern Sri Lanka.

    Deccan thorn scrub forests

  • Jerdon's courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus Phasianidae Ceylon junglefowl Gallus lafayetii Capitonidae Yellow-fronted barbet Megalaima flavifrons An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Deccan thorn scrub forests

  • Interestingly, this mate selection mechanism differs from that of Red junglefowl G.g. murghi where, according to some studies, females chose mates depending on comb size and other morphological features.

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  • But we found nothing except a few gaudy junglefowl clucking and pecking around their former coops.

    The Gates of Noon

  • Although little known to most people, the red junglefowl has contributed more to every nation than any other wild bird.

    5 Chicken

  • A thousand years later, by the time of Queen Hatshepsut (about 1475 B.C.), the junglefowl (the ancestor of the chicken) had arrived, and from then on it was raised on a substantial scale.

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  • One pheasant, the red junglefowl, gave the world the chicken

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  • The wild junglefowl, however, has feathered legs, a down-curving tail, and an overall scragginess.

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