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Gallus gallus (Red Junglefowl; common chicken)

Wikipedia Abstract

The red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a tropical member of the family Phasianidae. It is thought to be ancestral to the domestic chicken, with some hybridisation with the grey junglefowl. The red junglefowl was first domesticated at least five thousand years ago in Asia, since then it has spread around the world, and the domestic form is kept globally as a very productive food source of both meat and eggs.
View Wikipedia Record: Gallus gallus

Infraspecies

Gallus gallus bankiva (Javan red junglefowl)
Gallus gallus gallus (Cochin-chinese red junglefowl)
Gallus gallus jabouillei (Tonkinese red junglefowl)
Gallus gallus murghi (Indian red junglefowl)
Gallus gallus spadiceus (Burmese red junglefowl)

Invasive Species

Gallus spp. include the many forms of domesticated chicken which have been bred and distributed widely across the world as an important food source. In addition to potentially spreading disease to other avian fauna, as generalist feeders, Gallus spp. may also negatively impact upon native flora and fauna.
View ISSG Record: Gallus gallus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
20
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.76898
EDGE Score: 1.7525

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.72 lbs (780 g)
Male Weight [5]  2.178 lbs (988 g)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [4]  6
Incubation [3]  19 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  30 years
Speed [6]  8.992 MPH (4.02 m/s)
Wing Span [7]  28 inches (.703 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Philippines Philippines No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Emblem of

Delaware
France
Rhode Island

Predators

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Caribbean; Mae Sa-Kog Ma Reserve; Oceania; Southern Asia;

External References

Photos

Webcams


Vasalini's Chicken Cam
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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
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4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Tarburton, M. K. 1992. Weights of some birds from Fiji. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 112:34-36
6Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197
7DETERMINATION OF BODY DENSITY FOR TWELVE BIRD SPECIES, DAVID M. HAMERSHOCK, THOMAS W. SEAMANS, GLEN E. BERNHARDT, WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH (1993)
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
10International Flea Database
11Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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