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Grey junglefowl

Gallus sonneratii

Description:

The Grey junglefowl, also known as Sonnerat's junglefowl, is one of the wild ancestors of domestic fowl together with the red junglefowl and other junglefowls.The male has a black cape with ochre spots and the body plumage on a grey ground colour is finely patterned. The elongated neck feathers are dark and end in a small, hard, yellowish plate;

Habitat:

The species is mainly in the Indian Peninsula but extends into Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and south Rajasthan. This species and the red junglefowl overlap slightly along the northern boundary of the distribution although the ranges are largely non-overlapping.

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PramodCL
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PramodCL

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jan 31, 2015
Submitted on Feb 23, 2015

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