Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) - HBW 2, p. 529

French: Coq bankiva German: Bankivahuhn Spanish: Gallo Bankiva
Other common names: Wild Junglefowl

Taxonomy: Phasianus Gallus Linnaeus, 1758, Poulo Condor, south Vietnam.
Forms superspecies with G. sonneratii and G. lafayetii; hybridizes locally with G. sonneratii in areas of contact. Intergradation occurs between at least three of the accepted races. Five subspecies usually recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • murghi Robinson & Kloss, 1920 - N & NE India, adjacent Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • spadiceus (Bonnaterre, 1791) - CS China (SW Yunnan), Burma, Thailand (not E), Peninsular Malaysia and N Sumatra.
  • jabouillei Delacour & Kinnear, 1928 - CS China (SE Yunnan, Guangxi and Hainan), N Vietnam.

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  • murghi Robinson & Kloss, 1920 - N & NE India, adjacent Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • spadiceus (Bonnaterre, 1791) - CS China (SW Yunnan), Burma, Thailand (not E), Peninsular Malaysia and N Sumatra.
  • jabouillei Delacour & Kinnear, 1928 - CS China (SE Yunnan, Guangxi and Hainan), N Vietnam.
  • gallus (Linnaeus, 1758) - E Thailand through Kampuchea and C & S Laos to C & S Vietnam.
  • bankiva Temminck, 1813 - S Sumatra, Java and Bali.