phasianid

Definitions of phasianid
  1. noun
    a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae
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    pheasant
    large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
    quail
    small gallinaceous game birds
    partridge
    small Old World gallinaceous game birds
    Phasianus colchicus, ring-necked pheasant
    common pheasant having bright plumage and a white neck ring
    Afropavo congensis, Congo peafowl, afropavo
    both sexes are brightly colored
    argus, argus pheasant
    large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant
    Chrysolophus pictus, golden pheasant
    brightly colored crested pheasant of mountains of western and central Asia
    bobwhite, bobwhite quail, partridge
    a popular North American game bird; named for its call
    Old World quail
    small game bird with a rounded body and small tail
    monal, monaul
    brilliantly colored pheasant of southern Asia
    bird of Juno, peafowl
    very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental bird
    California quail, Lofortyx californicus
    plump chunky bird of coastal California and Oregon
    tragopan
    brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the head
    Hungarian partridge, Perdix perdix, gray partridge, grey partridge
    common European partridge
    Alectoris ruffa, red-legged partridge
    common western European partridge with red legs
    Alectoris graeca, Greek partridge, rock partridge
    of mountainous areas of southern Europe
    Oreortyx picta palmeri, mountain partridge, mountain quail
    California partridge; slightly larger than the California quail
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    game bird
    any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
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