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jungle fowl

n.
Any of several Asian game birds of the genus Gallus, especially G. gallus, considered to be the ancestor of the chicken.

jungle fowl

n
1. (Animals) any small gallinaceous bird of the genus Gallus, of S and SE Asia, the males of which have an arched tail and a combed and wattled head: family Phasianidae (pheasants). G. gallus (red jungle fowl) is thought to be the ancestor of the domestic fowl
2. (Animals) Austral any of several megapodes, esp Megapodius freycinet

jun′gle fowl`


n.
any of several S or SE Asian forest birds of the genus Gallus, of the pheasant family, esp. G. gallus, considered to be ancestral to domestic chickens.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jungle fowl - small Asiatic wild birdjungle fowl - small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
genus Gallus, Gallus - common domestic birds and related forms
jungle cock - male jungle fowl
jungle hen - female jungle fowl
red jungle fowl, Gallus gallus - a jungle fowl of southeastern Asia that is considered ancestral to the domestic fowl
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The protected flora and fauna features water fern, the red junglefowl and greater coucal.
Major growth QTLs in fowl are related to fearful behavior: possible genetic links between fear responses and production traits in a red junglefowl x White Leghorn intercross.
2000: The effects of age and previous experience on social rank in female red junglefowl, Gallus gallus spadiceus.
Dominant male Red Junglefowl (Callus gallus) test the dominance status of other males.
Genetic characterization of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus), Thai indigenous chicken (Gallus domesticus), and two commercial lines using selective functional genes compared to microsatellite markers.
Modern chickens are descended primarily from the red junglefowl.
The red junglefowl (order Galliformes) is referred as the ancestor bird of local poultry (Darwin, 1875).
Researchers studied red junglefowl (the wild ancestor of the domestic chicken) in a collaborative project with the University of Oxford, Stockholm University and Linkoping University.
While Red Junglefowl accounted for nearly half of the deaths ( 10 out of 21) in the Bird category, two monitor lizards and three tortoises were lost in the reptile category.
The status and degree of hybridisation of Red junglefowl on three islands- A comment.
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A Radio telemetry study on Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus spadiceus) was conducted in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantation at Sungai Sedu Estate, Selangor, Malaysia from October 1996 to July 1997.