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Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 5,100,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 5,100,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and common to locally common (del Hoyo et al. 1994).
Trend justification: The species is declining owing to habitat loss and degradation and over-hunting for food (del Hoyo et al. 1994).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Australia Introduced Extant Yes      
Bangladesh Native Extant Yes      
Bhutan Native Extant       Yes
Cambodia Native Extant Yes      
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Dominican Republic Introduced Extant       Yes
Fiji Introduced Extant       Yes
India Native Extant Yes      
Indonesia Native Extant Yes      
Jamaica Introduced Extant       Yes
Laos Native Extant Yes      
Malaysia Native Extant Yes      
Marshall Islands Introduced Extant Yes      
Micronesia, Federated States of Introduced Extant Yes      
Myanmar Native Extant Yes      
Nauru Introduced Extant Yes      
Nepal Native Extant Yes      
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) Introduced Extant Yes      
Pakistan Native Extant Yes      
Palau Introduced Extant Yes      
Philippines Native Extant Yes      
Puerto Rico (to USA) Introduced Extant       Yes
Singapore Native Extant Yes      
Thailand Native Extant Yes      
Timor-Leste Native Extant       Yes
USA Introduced Extant Yes      
Vietnam Native Extant Yes      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Problematic native species/diseases Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Hybridisation

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Gallus gallus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1758)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 5,100,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species