Red junglefowl

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The red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a tropical member of the family Phasianidae.wikipedia
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Chicken

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It is the primary progenitor of the domestic chicken (though genetic evidence strongly suggests some past hybridisation with the grey junglefowl, as well).
The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl.

Grey junglefowl

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It is the primary progenitor of the domestic chicken (though genetic evidence strongly suggests some past hybridisation with the grey junglefowl, as well). The other three members of the genus — Sri Lanka junglefowl (G. lafayetii), grey junglefowl (G. sonneratii), and the green junglefowl (G. varius) — do not usually produce fertile hybrids with the red junglefowl, suggesting that it is the sole ancestor of the domestic chicken.
The grey junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii), also known as Sonnerat's junglefowl, is one of the wild ancestors of domestic fowl together with the red junglefowl and other junglefowls.

Phasianidae

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The red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a tropical member of the family Phasianidae.
The red junglefowl of Southeast Asia is the wild ancestor of the domesticated chicken, the most important bird in agriculture.

Domestication

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The red junglefowl was first domesticated at least 5000 years ago in Asia.
The chicken's wild ancestor is Gallus gallus, the red junglefowl of Southeast Asia, and another species, probably the grey junglefowl of India.

Plumage

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The female's plumage is typical of this family of birds in being cryptic and adapted for camouflage.
Many ducks and some other species such as the red junglefowl have males wearing a bright nuptial plumage while breeding and a drab eclipse plumage for some months afterward.

Myanmar

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G. g. spadiceus – from Burma
The abundance of birds is notable with over 800 species, including parrots, myna, peafowl, red junglefowl, weaverbirds, crows, herons, and barn owl.

Sri Lankan junglefowl

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The other three members of the genus — Sri Lanka junglefowl (G. lafayetii), grey junglefowl (G. sonneratii), and the green junglefowl (G. varius) — do not usually produce fertile hybrids with the red junglefowl, suggesting that it is the sole ancestor of the domestic chicken.
It is closely related to the red junglefowl (G. gallus), the wild junglefowl from which the chicken was domesticated.

Bekisar

A culturally significant hybrid between the red junglefowl and the green junglefowl in Indonesia is known as the bekisar.
The Bekisar, or Ayam Bekisar, is the first generation hybrid offspring of the green junglefowl (Gallus varius) and domesticated red junglefowl from Java (Gallus gallus bankiva).

Green junglefowl

The other three members of the genus — Sri Lanka junglefowl (G. lafayetii), grey junglefowl (G. sonneratii), and the green junglefowl (G. varius) — do not usually produce fertile hybrids with the red junglefowl, suggesting that it is the sole ancestor of the domestic chicken.
Like the related red junglefowl, the breast and ventral regions are a dense, light-absorbing black.

Tropics

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The red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a tropical member of the family Phasianidae.

Asia

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The red junglefowl was first domesticated at least 5000 years ago in Asia.

Indochina

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The range of the wild form stretches from India, eastwards across Indochina and southern China and into Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

China

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The range of the wild form stretches from India, eastwards across Indochina and southern China and into Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Malaysia

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The range of the wild form stretches from India, eastwards across Indochina and southern China and into Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Singapore

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The range of the wild form stretches from India, eastwards across Indochina and southern China and into Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Philippines

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The range of the wild form stretches from India, eastwards across Indochina and southern China and into Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Indonesia

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The range of the wild form stretches from India, eastwards across Indochina and southern China and into Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Pig

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Junglefowl were one of three main animals (along with the domesticated pigs and dogs) carried by early Austronesian peoples from Island Southeast Asia in their voyages to the islands of Oceania in prehistory, starting at around 5,000 BP.

Dog

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Junglefowl were one of three main animals (along with the domesticated pigs and dogs) carried by early Austronesian peoples from Island Southeast Asia in their voyages to the islands of Oceania in prehistory, starting at around 5,000 BP.

Austronesian peoples

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Junglefowl were one of three main animals (along with the domesticated pigs and dogs) carried by early Austronesian peoples from Island Southeast Asia in their voyages to the islands of Oceania in prehistory, starting at around 5,000 BP.

Oceania

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Junglefowl were one of three main animals (along with the domesticated pigs and dogs) carried by early Austronesian peoples from Island Southeast Asia in their voyages to the islands of Oceania in prehistory, starting at around 5,000 BP.

Before Present

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Junglefowl were one of three main animals (along with the domesticated pigs and dogs) carried by early Austronesian peoples from Island Southeast Asia in their voyages to the islands of Oceania in prehistory, starting at around 5,000 BP.

Micronesia

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Today their ancient descendants are found throughout Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia.

Melanesia

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Today their ancient descendants are found throughout Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia.

Polynesia

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Today their ancient descendants are found throughout Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia.