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    • Gallus lafayetii
    • Gallus lafayettii
  • English
    • Ceylon Junglefowl
    • Sri Lanka Junglefowl
  • Spanish
    • Gallo de Ceylán

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What

Sri Lanka Junglefowl Gallus lafayetii

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

January 9, 2014 03:41 PM IST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Ceylon Junglefowl Gallus lafayetii

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

December 25, 2013 08:05 AM IST

Description

Heard only - not seen

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ceylon Junglefowl Gallus lafayetii

Observer

zieak

Date

December 30, 2012
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Description from Wikipedia

The Sri Lankan Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetii), also known during the colonial era as the Ceylon Junglefowl, is a member of the Galliformes bird order which is endemic to Sri Lanka, where it is the national bird. It is closely related to the Red Junglefowl (G. gallus), the wild junglefowl from which the chicken was domesticated. The specific name of the Sri Lankan Junglefowl commemorates the French aristocrat Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette. In Sinhala...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.