Subspecies: There are five subspecies with variation in size of facial wattles & combs, length and color of the neck hackles in males. Cochin-Chinese (G. g. gallus), Burmese (G.g. spadiceus), Tonkinese (G. g. jabouillei), Indian (G. g. murghi) and Javan (G. g. bankiva).
Range: Throughout most of southeast Asia, from Paksitan and India eastward and south through Sumatra and Indonesia; domesticated form found worldwide.
Habitat: Varied, most types of forests present in southeast Asia, field edges, groves and scrubland.
Status in Wild: Generally considered common and widespread, but there is a strong possibility that a large number of wild birds have bred with feral domestic chickens.
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(l to r): 1-3, John Corder; 4-5, Jan Harteman.
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