Phasianidae

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Phasianidae
Satyr Tragopan Osaka.jpg
Satyr tragopan: a pheasant from the high country near the Himalayas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae

The Phasianidae is a family of birds which includes the pheasants, partridges, grouse, junglefowl (including chicken).[1] These are terrestrial species, variable in size but generally plump, with broad relatively short wings. Many have a spur on their legs.

Males of the larger species are often brightly coloured. The typical diet is seeds with some insects and berries.

References[change | change source]

  1. Madge, Steve; McGowan, Philip J.K. & Kirwan, Guy M. 2002. Pheasants, partidges and grouse: a guide to the pheasants, partridges, quails, grouse, guineafowl, buttonquails and sandgrouse of the world. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0-7136-3966-0