The Junglefowl is a tropical bird that may be found in most of Southeast Asia and South Asia. It is the domestic chicken’s direct ancestor. The Junglefowl has a significantly lower body mass and a brighter color than the more common domestic chicken. In addition, Junglefowl varies from domestic chickens in that they are instinctively wary of people, in contrast to the much milder domesticated variety.
Male Junglefowl is bigger and has brilliantly colored ornamental feathers than females.
In direct sunlight, the male’s tail is made up of long, arching feathers that appear black at first and then shimmer with blue, purple, and green. On his neck and back, he also possesses long golden hackle feathers. Because she is the only caretaker of the eggs and chicks, the female’s plumage is cryptic and tailored for hiding, which is characteristic of this family of birds. In comparison to males, she has a short comb and wattles.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No