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.
Genera in this family
Popular gamebirds with round bodies and small heads have exceptionally sharp wings to aid during long flights
Large pheasants with prominent long tails usually live in evergreen forests in China, Japan, and Taiwan
Genus of the smallest true quail having ground-dwelling, migratory birds widely distributed
Genus of the national bird of Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan junglefowl, inhabiting South and Southeast Asia
A small genus of birds with feathered feet and toes to combat living in extremely low-temperature
Turkeys are one of the most widely distributed gamebirds indigenous to the US, with long necks and large fan-shaped tail
These birds are highly popular game birds
The genus of Indian national bird, as well as the largest and heaviest birds of their family, native to Southeast Asia
Commonly known as blue grouse, are members of this genus inhabiting conifers and mixed forests