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


Bibliography and Further Reading

  • Delacour, J. 1977. The Pheasants of the World. 2nd ed., World Pheasant Association and Spur Publications, Hindhead, U.K.
  • Delacour, J. 1978. Pheasants: Their Care and Breeding. T.F.H. Publishing, Neptune, NJ.
  • Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C., Inskipp, T. 1999. Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Christopher Helm, London; Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ
  • Howman, K. 1991. Pheasants of the World: Their Breeding and Management. Hancock House Publishers, Surrey, B.C. Canada.
  • Johnsgard, P.A. 1999. The Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History. 2nd ed., Smithsonian Press, Washington D.C.
  • Madge, S., McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.


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