Phasianidae – Pheasants, grouse & allies

A large family that includes popular gamebirds, habituating a wide variety of native ranges and are generally sedentary

The heavy, ground-living, blunt-winged birds have variable lengths from 12.5 cm (5 in) in the king quail and up to 3 m (10 ft), including the elongated train in Green peafowl. Their weight is ranged from 500 g to 9.5 kg (17-335 oz). They feed on different variety of foods, including plant and animal matter. Females lay a large clutch of eggs on a grounded nest, and chicks are precocial when they hatch.

Many species were and still are introduced in other areas of the world despite their native range as they are hunted or raised for sport and food. They can live up to 8 years in the wild and maybe 30 years in captivity.