Chickens

Plumed Guineafowl

A brilliant bird of Central Africa

A large shy black bird with decorative white spots, it is named for the conspicuous crown of black feathers on top of its head. It has a recognizable dark and featherless face.

Characteristics

Order:
Galliformes

Family:
Numididae

Scientific name:
Guttera plumifera

Habitat:
Forest

Origin:
Africa

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
6.700-67.000

Lifetime:
10-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Indian Peafowl

Magnificent and colorful

The Indian peafowl is variegated, with a predominantly blue fan-like crown of blade-like feathers, known for its long tail folded over the elongated feathers of the upper tail-coverts with colorful eyes. These stiff feathers are raised in a fan and flutter during courtship.

Characteristics

Order:
Galliformes

Family:
Phasianidae

Scientific name:
Pavo cristatus

Habitat:
Forest, shrubland

Origin:
Indian subcontinent

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-25 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Grey Peacock-pheasant

Exotic beauty

The Gray Peacock Pheasant is a large pheasant, up to 76 cm long, grayish brown in color with small green eye spots, elongated crest, bare pink or yellow facial skin, white throat and gray iris. The sexes are quite similar, but the female is smaller, darker and less decorated than the male.

Characteristics

Order:
Galliformes

Family:
Phasianidae

Scientific name:
Polyplectron bicalcaratum

Habitat:
Forest

Origin:
Asia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
up to 15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Golden Pheasant

The colors and beauty of the Chinese forest

The golden pheasant is a game bird that is indigenous to the forests of the mountainous areas of western China. Males have a golden-yellow crest with a hint of red at the top, while the female is less colorful, with a less striking brown coloration.

Characteristics

Order:
Galliformes

Family:
Phasianidae

Scientific name:
Chrysolophus pictus

Habitat:
Forest, shrubland

Origin:
Western China

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
up to 15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Red Junglefowl

Domestic chicken

Chickens are one of the most common and widespread domestic animals. There are more chickens in the world than any other bird.

Characteristics

Order:
Galliformes

Family:
Phasianidae

Scientific name:
Gallus gallus domesticus

Habitat:
Forest, artificially created spaces

Origin:
Western China

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
5-10 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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