Red Junglefowl – social interaction

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“I had an opportunity to watch the interaction between two male Red Junglefowls (Gallus gallus spadiceus). They appeared to be fighting over two females.

Two cocks circling/threatening each other.

“When I arrived (hidden by bushes) they were already in full swing of a real ‘cock’ fight (not man made). Lots of bluster, commotion, chasing, physical contact and loud crowing calls. In between there were many ‘clucking’ notes made. The conflict waxed and waned. A male would rush at the other with outspread wings and there was, occasionally, physical fighting.

The victor.

“However much of it was vocal, posturing and circling each other. My vantage point (through thick vegetation) limited images or video recordings.

One of the two spoils.

“Finally one appeared to have ‘won’ and went off with both females. The females did not participate and were only observers.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
28th November 2018

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth at city fringe

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