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Sri Lankan Jungle fowl
Gallus tafayetti

Endemic. Found throughout the island. A ground dweller, preferring forests and adkoining scrunbs and plantations. Fairly commonin suitable habitats and, although shy, frequently feeds in the open. Easiest to see in dry zone. The cock's loud chock, chaw-choyik is heard especially in the mornings. Often seen in family parties. A game drive in one of the southern national parks will usually locates this bird. Unlike glossy black and orange-yellow male, female is drab brown, and reminiscent ot male Sri Lanka Spurfowl (Galloperdix bicalcarata) buthas clear off-white bars on the wing, and yellowish legs and beak.


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