LC
Sri Lanka Junglefowl Gallus lafayettii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Gallus lafayettii (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously listed as G. lafayetii.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 62,800
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally plentiful (Madge and McGowan 2002).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Sri Lanka N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Sri Lanka Knuckles Range (Knuckles IBA)
Sri Lanka Sigiriya
Sri Lanka Hakgala / Meepilimana
Sri Lanka Horton plains / Ohiya / Pattipola-Ambewela
Sri Lanka Kandapola-Seethaeliya / Pedro
Sri Lanka Peak Wilderness Sanctuary
Sri Lanka Ampara
Sri Lanka Rugam Tank
Sri Lanka Kantale Tank
Sri Lanka Senanayake Samudraya / Nilgala
Sri Lanka Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka Padaviya
Sri Lanka Minneriya / Girithale / Kaudulla
Sri Lanka Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka Wasgomuwa
Sri Lanka Anaiwilundawa complex
Sri Lanka Dotalugala / Rassagala
Sri Lanka Kithulgala
Sri Lanka Delgoda / Kudumiriya / Kobahadukanda
Sri Lanka Delwela / Panilkanda / Walankanda
Sri Lanka Gilimale-Eratna
Sri Lanka Karawita
Sri Lanka Morningside and Handapan Ella Plains (Sinharaja IBA)
Sri Lanka Udawalawa
Sri Lanka Nakiyadeniya / Kanneliya / Dediyagala
Sri Lanka Bundala complex
Sri Lanka Yala
Sri Lanka Namunukula
Sri Lanka Labugama
Sri Lanka Bodhinagala
Sri Lanka Kalugala
Sri Lanka Morapitiya-Runakanda
Sri Lanka Yagirala

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Gallus lafayettii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/03/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/03/2021.