Field Visit Presentation on Basgamuwa
(Sri Lankan Junglefowl)

ENS 512 Biosphere Organization and Functioning: Ecosystems ...
Sri Lankan Junglefowl

Gallus lafayetii
Gallus lafayetii
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:...
Gallus lafayetii

•The Sri Lankan Junglefowl also known during the 
colonial era as the Ceylon Junglefowl, is a member of ...
•  The female is much smaller than the male 

and has no lappets and only a tiny comb, a 
small purplish-black lump behind...
• The Junglefowl feeds on grain, weed-seeds, 
berries, various succulent leaves and buds 
and a large proportion of small ...
Reference
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/031026/funday/3.htmwww.sundayobserver.lk
/2012/04/08/spe03.asp
http://www.dilmahconser...
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Field visit presentation on Wasgamuwa,K.S.Sivanesan

  1. 1. Field Visit Presentation on Basgamuwa (Sri Lankan Junglefowl) ENS 512 Biosphere Organization and Functioning: Ecosystems and Populations By .K.S.Sivanesan PGIS/EN/MSc/ENS/13/13
  2. 2. Sri Lankan Junglefowl Gallus lafayetii
  3. 3. Gallus lafayetii Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae Subfamily: Phasianinae Genus: Gallus Species: G. lafayetii
  4. 4. Gallus 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 7.58-8.00am, 29/09/2013
  5. 5. •  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  wings  • • • • SizeMale length: 66 – 72 cm Female length: 30- 35 cm Male weight: 790 – 1140 g Female weight: 510 – 625 g
  6. 6. • 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.
  7. 7. Reference http://www.sundaytimes.lk/031026/funday/3.htmwww.sundayobserver.lk /2012/04/08/spe03.asp http://www.dilmahconservation.org/animal-profiles/sri-lankan-junglefowl/ Thank You

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