Ceylon Jungle-fowl

As with other junglefowl, the Sri Lankan Junglefowl is strongly sexually dimorphic: the male is much larger than the female, with more vivid plumage and a highly exaggerated wattle and comb.

The Ceylon Jungle-fowl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Ceylon Jungle-Fowl, Ceylon Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Junglefowl Common Names in French: Coq De Lafayette Description - Habitat Ecology: List of Habitats :1.6Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland 1. More

The Ceylon jungle-fowl (Gallus Lafayetti) is distinct from the Indian species. Ceylon is singularly rich in wading and water birds - ibises, storks, egrets, spoonbills and herons being frequently seen on the wet sands, while flamingoes line the beach in long files, and on the deeper waters inland are found teal and a countless variety of ducks and smaller fowl. Of the birds familiar to European sportsmen there are partridge, quail and snipe in abundance, and the woodcock has been seen. More

Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Gallus
Species : lafayetii
Authority : Lesson, 1831