gallinaceous bird

Definitions of gallinaceous bird
  1. noun
    heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
    synonyms: gallinacean
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    domestic fowl, fowl, poultry
    a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
    gallina, jungle fowl
    small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
    Agriocharis ocellata, ocellated turkey
    wild turkey of Central America and northern South America
    any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae; native to jungles of tropical America; resembling the curassows and valued as food
    large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails; highly esteemed as game and food
    slender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey; native to Central America and Mexico; highly regarded as game birds
    megapode, mound bird, mound builder, mound-bird, scrub fowl
    large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
    Opisthocomus hoazin, hoactzin, hoatzin, stinkbird
    crested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings
    columbiform bird
    a cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes
    game bird
    any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
    an English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled)
    Plymouth Rock
    an American breed of domestic fowl
    Cornish, Cornish fowl
    English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters
    Rock Cornish
    small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl
    game fowl
    any of several breeds reared for cockfighting
    cochin, cochin china
    Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
    jungle cock
    male jungle fowl
    jungle hen
    female jungle fowl
    Gallus gallus, red jungle fowl
    a jungle fowl of southeastern Asia that is considered ancestral to the domestic fowl
    Gallus gallus, chicken
    a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
    any of various small breeds of fowl
    Meleagris gallopavo, turkey
    large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
    popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
    piping guan
    a kind of guan
    Ortilis vetula macalli, Texas chachalaca
    of Mexico and Texas
    Leipoa ocellata, leipoa, lowan, mallee fowl
    Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds
    Alectura lathami, brush turkey
    black megapode of wooded regions of Australia and New Guinea
    Macrocephalon maleo, maleo
    Celebes megapode that lays eggs in holes in sandy beaches
    a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae
    Numida meleagris, guinea, guinea fowl
    a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
    partridge, tinamou
    heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
    Raphus cucullatus, dodo
    extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons
    Pezophaps solitaria, solitaire
    extinct flightless bird related to the dodo
    wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
    sand grouse, sandgrouse
    pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young
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    warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
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