Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sri Lanka Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetii)

Sri Lanka Junglefowl - Male
Sri Lanka Junglefowl - Female
English:    Sri Lanka Junglefowl
Scientific: Gallus lafayetii
Sinhala:    වළි කුකුළා

Gallus lafayetii is an endemic bird to Sri Lanka and regarded as the national bird. Male is bigger compared to female and bright in color. Female is smaller and has a color of dull brown. Most of the time they spend the day by searching the ground for insects and seeds for their diet. It can be seen in most forests of all regions of Sri Lanka such as Sinharaja, Horton National Park and Yala.

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