Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) has the ability to take off rapidly to escape danger. Its ability to fly upwards into trees has bee documented on video. However, it is poorly adapted for long flight.
Soe Hlaing’s image of a male Red Junglefowl flying across Tampines River in Pasir Ris Park, Singapore was photographed on 22nd November 2015. It shows the junglefowl’s ability to fly across the stream but not any further.
Green Junglefowl (Gallus varies) however, is capable of sustained flight over open water. There have been documented cases of it flying over the sea between the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca and Flores.
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