Ceylon Junglefowl

(Gallus lafayettei)

Other Names: LaFayette's Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Junglefowl

Range: Endemic to Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Habitat: Varied, from dry coastal scrub to montane rainforests; wary of man and stays away from villages, but will venture into cultivated areas and plantations in search of food.

Status in Wild: Locally common throughout the island.

Avicultural Data

Status in Aviculture: Uncommon

Breeding Season: Varies on climate, generally begins in April and lasts through June.

Clutch Size: 3 to 6

Incubation Period: 20-21 days


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(l to r): 1-4, Hugo Barbosa; 5, Roman Kmicikewycz.

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