Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Sri lanka jungle fowl

Gallus lafeyetii


The Sri Lankan Jungle fowl 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 honour 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.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Sew 8 years ago

thank you very much Ernst...yes it is our national bird..

Spotted by

Sri Lanka

Spotted on Oct 17, 2014
Submitted on Nov 9, 2014

Related Spottings

Chicken Red Junglefowl  Gallus gallus Gallina Galo

Nearby Spottings

Brown-patched Kangaroo lizard Sri lanka Blue Magpie Green pit viper Serendib Scops Owl
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team