Field visit presentation on Wasgamuwa,K.S.SivanesanPresentation Transcript
Field Visit Presentation on Basgamuwa
(Sri Lankan Junglefowl)
ENS 512 Biosphere Organization and Functioning: Ecosystems and Populations
Sri Lankan Junglefowl
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Species: G. lafayetii
•The Sri Lankan Junglefowl also known during the
colonial era as the Ceylon Junglefowl, is a member of
the Galliformes bird order which is endemic to Sri Lanka,
where it is the national bird.
• In Sinhala it is known as Wali Kukula and in Tamil it is
known as Kaatuk koli.
•These photos taken time and date
• The female is much smaller than the male
and has no lappets and only a tiny comb, a
small purplish-black lump behind the beak .
The hen is mostly brown with a darker tail
and bold brown and buff barring on the
SizeMale length: 66 – 72 cm
Female length: 30- 35 cm
Male weight: 790 – 1140 g
Female weight: 510 – 625 g
• The Junglefowl feeds on grain, weed-seeds,
berries, various succulent leaves and buds
and a large proportion of small animals.
• The main breeding season of the Junglefowl
is in the first quarter of each year, but often a
second clutch is laid in August-September,
and breeding may go on throughout the year.