family of birds
The Phasianidae is a family of birds which includes the pheasants, partridges, grouse, junglefowl (including chicken). These are terrestrial species, variable in size but generally plump, with broad relatively short wings. Many have a spur on their legs.
|Satyr tragopan: a pheasant from the high country near the Himalayas|
Males of the larger species are often brightly coloured. The typical diet is seeds with some insects and berries.
- ↑ 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