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Chicken

Gallus gallus

Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae

Years ago, during my second trip to Papua New Guinea, I encountered a very serious twitcher from England. We went birding together and during the day he passed some important milestone. I seem to recall it was his three thousand bird on his life list. Also notably, it was a bird of paradise. That evening, he celebrated by buying drinks for everyone. Amused, at some point I asked him where chicken was on his life list. He took the question very seriously which amused me even more. Now that I am more engaged in birds and particularly in photographing them, it is time to finally pay homage to the chicken and give it a web page all its own. After all, it is perhap the most evolutionarily successful bird in the world. :D
Perhaps I can elevate the stature of Gallus gallus even further by taking a photo of one on every continent...
Of course, I have to get to them first.

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Asia

Borneo

Cocks combatant

cock fight
Penan village
Gallus gallus

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Arial display

cock pight

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Bhutan

Denizen of the monastery

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Africa

Tanzania

Tanzania

A boy and his chicken

chicken

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Madagascar

Basket o' chickens

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Chicken with a hang-over

chicken

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Chicken rock

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Isalo National Park

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North America

Costa Rica

Rooster rendered

painter

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Last modified: January 14, 2013
Created: December 23, 2012