Nonnatives - Red Junglefowl

Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1966

Extirpated year: 1968

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: No current population.

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives: 

Species Account: Native to Asia. One hundred birds raised in Florida were introduced by the FFWCC into "the Everglades region" in the 1960s. Apparently, they did not become established. No sightings were ever reported. In it native habitat, it lives in forest undergrowth, scrub, and cultivated lands.


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Links to more information

University of Michigan Species Account

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