Red Junglefowl or Moa
Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, O'ahu. Hawaii. 16 Jun 2013.
Feral but not a truly wild version of the domestic chicken which is a more wary bird. Fairly common in parks and undeveloped parts of the island. Moa were brought to Hawaiian Islands by the first Polynesians and apparently the authentic wild version still occurs on Kaua'i.
I know this is not very "Naturalist"ic - but what genetic disorder happened to the feather of this kuku (Kisuaheli= chicken)?
I think these are leghorn hens. They were casually walking down the road eating everything they saw.
Se observo 1 individuo. La presencia de comercios en esta zona pudo afectar la biodiversidad presente.
In Zone 1, two roosters seen, heard crowing on lawn around Picchetti winery.
Red Junglefowl - female
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 11th March 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
Based on conversations with a regular in the area, there are apparently two ferrel roosters living in the area to the east of the Kaiser Center
Una sorpresa. Hermoso plumaje. Lo pensaba originario de China. Magnìfico!
It is a very elusive species.
An unexpected discovery in Bastrop was Farm Street, with signs all along it describing it as a "Historic Chicken Sanctuary". Here's one particularly nice example of the loose chickens we saw along this street. Taken on the Bastrop Christmas Bird Count.
Heard only - not seen
This is a fun one. Sebastopol used to be all poultry farms and when they switched to grapes or apple orchards, many of the farmers just released what remained of their chickens. Now they hang out around Walgreens and are kind of the town pets. So cute.