Ornithology/Galliformes

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Galliformes

Many birds of this species are well known for being game birds for hunting. Most species are polygymous or polygynous, which results in sexual dimorphism. Nests are generally built on the ground and many eggs are laid. The young are precocial.

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Old World Quail (Phasianidae)

Phasianidae is a family which includes terrestrial birds such as pheasants, grouse, and turkeys. Members of this family are generally plump with strong legs and short, broad wings. Generally males are larger than females.

Ring-necked Pheasant
Image Pheasant.jpg
Species Phasianus colchicus
Habitat Fields
Diet Seeds, grass, insects
Conservation LC.png Least concern.
Voice No Required Call











Ruffed Grouse
Image Ruffed grouse.jpg
Species Bonasa umbellus
Habitat Woodlands
Diet Fruits, trees, shrubs
Conservation LC.png Least concern.
Voice Call











Greater Prairie-Chicken
Image Greater prairie chicken.jpg
Species Tympanuchus cupido
Habitat Tall grasslands, mixed grasslands, fields
Diet Fruits, seeds, insects
Conservation LC.png Least concern.
Voice Call











Wild Turkey
Image Wild Turkey.jpg
Species Meleagris gallopavo
Habitat Woodlands
Diet Fruits, seeds, insects
Conservation VU.png Vulnerable.
Voice No Required Call











New World Quail (Odontophoridae)

Odontophoridae is a family which includes Quail and Bobwhites. Through convergent evolution, New World Quail look similar to Old World Quail, however they are only distantly related.

Northern Bobwhite
Image Bobwhite.jpg
Species Colinus virginianus
Habitat Grasslands
Diet Plants, seeds
Conservation NT.png Near threatened.
Voice Call