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Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus murghi   - Wet plumage
Red Junglefowl
Photographer : © Malay Mandal
Location :Sudhanyakhali, Sunderbans, West Bengal, India
Date : 25 July 2015
English synonyms:Red Jungle Fowl, Jungle Fowl, Jungle Cock (male), Jungle Hen (female), Jungle Chicken
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :During month of July and August, Sunderban receives a good amount of rainfall. Our trip was also marred by incessant rain. In Sudhanykhali, while we took shelter in the watch tower, this handsome male came out in open once the rain stopped. It was completely drenched and was trying to dry its feathers. Soon a female also joined him.