Red Junglefowl – social interaction

on 19th December 2018

“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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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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