An alpha male Red Junglefowl and his harem

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Thriving within a large abandoned area around an old house that is adjacent to a larger secondary jungle is a community of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus gallus). This happens to be near Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS‘s house in Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia.

The image at the top shows part of the family group, while those above and below show the alpha male as he strutted about. This male is “moulting and quite a bully while feeding,” recounted Amar.

According to Amar, “The ‘harem’ … has grown in size. At least nine, with five females and four males, three of them immature.”

The above shows an adult female… while below is the immature male.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
August 2013

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