Sri Lankan junglefowl

Sri Lankan junglefowl

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Gallus lafayettii

The Sri Lankan junglefowl, also known as the Ceylon junglefowl or Lafayette's 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, the wild junglefowl from which the chicken was domesticated. However, a whole-genome molecular study rather show that Sri Lankan junglefowl and grey junglefowl are genetically sister species than with the red junglefowl. Sri Lankan junglefowl and red junglefowl diverged about 2.8 million years ago whereas, time of divergence between the Sri Lankan junglefowl and grey junglefowl was 1.8 million years ago. Evidence of introgressive hybridization from Sri Lanka junglefowl has also been established in domestic chicken. The specific name of the Sri Lankan junglefowl commemorates the French aristocrat Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette. Gallus       Grey junglefowl – Gallus sonneratii     Sri Lankan junglefowl – Gallus lafayettii       Red junglefowl – Gallus gallus       Green junglefowl – Gallus varius     Cladogram showing the species in the genus Gallus.

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Distribution

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Sri Lankan junglefowl habitat map

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MATING BEHAVIOR

References

1. Sri Lankan junglefowl Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_junglefowl
2. Sri Lankan junglefowl on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22679209/92807515
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/635300

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