Gallus gallus | red junglefowl (domestic) | moa

Introduced

The first Polynesian settlers brought moa, or red junglefowl, to Hawaiʻi centuries ago. This tropical, forest-dwelling chicken is colorful rusty red with long curved black tail feathers and a red comb atop their head. The males can be 30 inches long compared to the drab colored females at 17 inches long. Hawaiians valued them as a food resource and throughout Polynesia their feathers were used in cloaks for royalty.

Hotspots for red junglefowl (domestic)

Keāhole Point

Open Ocean

LookoutParking

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park

Coastal Wetland

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Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest

HikingParking

Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands

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Wailoa River State Park

Coastal Wetland

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Loko Waka Pond

Coastal Wetland

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