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Feral Chicken

Gallus gallus domesticus


It looks like a brown wild chicken. The brown feathers have lighter tan mottling and there appear to be some bluish-hued tucked in there too. Seeking to verify if anyone's sure it IS a "wild chicken". Second photo is blurry but I include it because it gives a view of the face markings. Head is a solid brown, a lighter brown encircling the eye (may be skin instead of feather, cannot tell) with a white/cream stripe horizontal behind the eye and a pinkish spot below that.


Random Burger Kind parking lot along the interstate 80 near Fort Myers.

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1 Comment

Liam 9 years ago

It would be a feral Chicken, or more scientifically a feral Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus domesticus). The only wild "chickens" are found in Indonesia and southeast Asia. Any other population of chickens is of domestic descent. Domestic animals living in the wild are called "feral". I hear Florida has many feral chicken populations.

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Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Jul 10, 2012

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