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 LC    Green Junglefowl* Id (Atlas): 752
    Gallus varius Introduced

Description (3)
Image of Green Junglefowl (Male)
 

Other Names (World)
Green Junglefowl, Javan Junglefowl, Javanese Junglefowl, Forktail, Fork Tail

Family
Phasianidae (Pheasant, Grouse, Turkeys, Partridges)

Size
45 - 75 cm

First Described (Guide)
(Shaw, 1798)

Derivation
Gal'-lus - L., farmyard cock (chicken): varius - ?

Information
Introduced from Java before 1879.

Abundance (Guide)
U

Several large flocks.

Habitat
Coastal regions and semiarid cliff habitat near estuaries, mangrove swamps, along beaches, in rice paddies and deep inside subterranean sea caves. Usually in groups of 2 - 5.

Range (Guide)
Indonesia (B).

Introduced to Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Java, Bali, Lombok and nearby islands in Indonesia. Introduced to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands where there is a small wild population.
 
Image of Range of Green Junglefowl
 
Rarity Status
Currently this species is not classified as a rarity in this country OR information has not been updated.

Population
Estimated population is unknown (2010).

Status LC
Secure.

For more information see BirdLife International Species Factsheet.

Food
Semi-terrestrial crustaceans, small crabs and marine insects that reproduce in beach-stranded kelp. Also jellyfish, starfish, marine and freshwater snails, cactus fruit, termites, ants and the larvae of cave insects.

Voice
Xeno-Canto Sound Files (more (20)...)

 
Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius) [XC409737]
     by Ross Gallardy from Bedugul, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia (song)

 
Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius) [XC377615]
     by Frank Lambert from Tinjomoyo, Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia (male, song)

Breeding Season (Guide)
Does not breed in Australia. In Indonesia from mid April - June.

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Eggs (Guide)
5 - 10; tinted off-white with a tinge of yellow or grey. Incubation: 21 - 24 days.

Subspecies
No subspecies.


References
See References.

The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia Pizzey, G., and Knight, E., 1997, Angus & Robertson, Sydney ISBN 0 207 19691 5
Field Guide to Australian Birds Morecombe, M., 2000, Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd. ISBN 1 876282 10 X
Field Guide to the Birds of Australia Simpson, K., and Day, N., 1999, 6th Edition, Viking ISBN 0 670 87918 5
Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds 1988, 2nd Edition, Reader's Digest ISBN 0 949819 99 9
What Bird is That? 1984, Revised Edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney ISBN 0 207 14846 5
Handbook of Australian, New Zealand & Antarctic Birds 1990 - , Oxford University Press, Melbourne ISBN 0 19 553244 9


Files:
JPG files for Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius) - 3 files


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