RED JUNGLE-FOWL
 
Gallus gallus domesticus


 
DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT
It is native to Southern Asia, particularly the jungles of India. Red junglefowls spread all over the world when people domesticated the chicken.
 
DESCRIPTION
Their size and plumage both vary with subspecies and breed. Gallus gallus' plumage is gold, red, brown, dark maroon, orange, with a bit of metallic green and gray.
 
REPRODUCTION
Breeding takes place between spring and autumn. Hens produce one egg daily, which are incubated for 21 days.
 
DIET
Itis an herbivore and insectivore bird. Red junglefowls eat corn, soybean, worms, grass, and different kinds of grains found on the ground. They cannot detect sweet tastes and do not like salt.
 
SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
Chickens are gregarious birds and live together as a flock. Individual chickens in a flock will dominate others, establishing a "pecking order", with dominant individuals.
 
LONGEVITY
Chickens may live up  to 30 years.