Taxon profile


Red Junglefowl
Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Galliformes »  family Phasianidae - pheasants and allies »  genus Gallus

Scientific synonyms

Phasianus gallus Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= Domestic chicken
= Chicken

IUCN category:Least Concern


juvenile animal


Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete


Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Menopon gallinae (Linnaeus, 1758), Chilomastix gallinarum Martin & Robertson, 1911, Haemaphysalis canestrinii (Supino, 1897)

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Gallus gallus bankiva Temminck, 1813 - Bankiva Fowl
subspecies Gallus gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Gallus gallus gallus

subspecies Gallus gallus jabouillei Delacour & Kinnear, 1928

Gallus gallus jabouillei

subspecies Gallus gallus murghi Robinson & Kloss, 1920

Gallus gallus murghi

subspecies Gallus gallus spadiceus (Bonnaterre, 1792)

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Gallus gallus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Australian Faunal Directory [6e952804-1b8d-43cf-b55f-c9c9d6b0da77]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 6 February 2015
EN Bird Life 5.1 [246]

Bird Life [] [as Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 3.3 [] [as Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 April 2013
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Gallus gallus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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s synantropic species (In area described by check-list dependent on human)