jungle fowl


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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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Keep in mind that a red jungle fowl -- the type of chicken that was used to breed today's turbo species -- can live up to 10 years.
Chickens were probably domesticated from the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus), as early as 5400 BC according to archaeological discoveries in the Indus Valley and in Hebei Province, China (West and Zhou, 1989; Crawford, 1995).
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Evolved from the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus bankiva), the darag is indigenous to the Western Visayas region and is a favorite among locals due to its savory and firm yet distinct meat.
Rapid urbanization has turned tiny Aeta forest settlements into virtual islands, their nomadic lifestyle shut down as the deer, warthog and jungle fowl they hunt for food are extirpated.
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He helped to protect the Indian Grey jungle fowl (whose neck feathers are used to make flies) which was becoming increasingly rare as its forest habitat was being destroyed in India.
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Americans think of guineas as barnyard birds, but they're descendants of wild African birds, just as our chickens are descended from Asian jungle fowl.
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