Phasianidae – Pheasants, Fowl & Allies

Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) by Kent Nickell

Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) by Kent Nickell

And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp. (Numbers 11:32 KJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – GALLIFORMES, Family – Phasianidae – Pheasants, Fowl & Allies

Latest I.O.C. Version

Species (184)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
Hazel Grouse (Tetrastes bonasia)
Chinese Grouse (Tetrastes sewerzowi)
Siberian Grouse (Falcipennis falcipennis)
Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis)
Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Black-billed Capercaillie (Tetrao urogalloides)
Black Grouse (Lyrurus tetrix)
Caucasian Grouse (Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi)
Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)
Gunnison Grouse (Centrocercus minimus)
Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus)
Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus)
Lesser Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)
Greater Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura)
Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta)
Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)
Snow Partridge (Lerwa lerwa)
Verreaux’s Monal-Partridge (Tetraophasis obscurus)
Szechenyi’s Monal-Partridge (Tetraophasis szechenyii)
Caucasian Snowcock (Tetraogallus caucasicus)
Caspian Snowcock (Tetraogallus caspius)
Himalayan Snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis)
Tibetan Snowcock (Tetraogallus tibetanus)
Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)
Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca)
Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar)
Przevalski’s Partridge (Alectoris magna)
Philby’s Partridge (Alectoris philbyi)
Barbary Partridge (Alectoris barbara)
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)
Arabian Partridge (Alectoris melanocephala)
See-see Partridge (Ammoperdix griseogularis)
Sand Partridge (Ammoperdix heyi)
Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus)
Painted Francolin (Francolinus pictus)
Chinese Francolin (Francolinus pintadeanus)
Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus)
Swamp Francolin (Francolinus gularis)
Latham’s Francolin (Peliperdix lathami)
Coqui Francolin (Peliperdix coqui)
White-throated Francolin (Peliperdix albogularis)
Schlegel’s Francolin (Peliperdix schlegelii)
Ring-necked Francolin (Scleroptila streptophora)
Grey-winged Francolin (Scleroptila afra)
Red-winged Francolin (Scleroptila levaillantii)
Finsch’s Francolin (Scleroptila finschi)
Shelley’s Francolin (Scleroptila shelleyi)
Moorland Francolin (Scleroptila psilolaema)
Orange River Francolin (Scleroptila gutturalis)
Crested Francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena)
Scaly Francolin (Pternistis squamatus)
Ahanta Francolin (Pternistis ahantensis)
Grey-striped Francolin (Pternistis griseostriatus)
Hildebrandt’s Francolin (Pternistis hildebrandti)
Double-spurred Francolin (Pternistis bicalcaratus)
Heuglin’s Francolin (Pternistis icterorhynchus)
Clapperton’s Francolin (Pternistis clappertoni)
Harwood’s Francolin (Pternistis harwoodi)
Swierstra’s Francolin (Pternistis swierstrai)
Mount Cameroon Francolin (Pternistis camerunensis)
Handsome Francolin (Pternistis nobilis)
Jackson’s Francolin (Pternistis jacksoni)
Chestnut-naped Francolin (Pternistis castaneicollis)
Black-fronted Francolin (Pternistis atrifrons)
Djibouti Francolin (Pternistis ochropectus)
Erckel’s Francolin (Pternistis erckelii)
Hartlaub’s Spurfowl (Pternistis hartlaubi)
Red-billed Spurfowl (Pternistis adspersus)
Cape Spurfowl (Pternistis capensis)
Natal Spurfowl (Pternistis natalensis)
Yellow-necked Spurfowl (Pternistis leucoscepus)
Grey-breasted Spurfowl (Pternistis rufopictus)
Red-necked Spurfowl (Pternistis afer)
Swainson’s Spurfowl (Pternistis swainsonii)
Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix)
Daurian Partridge (Perdix dauurica)
Tibetan Partridge (Perdix hodgsoniae)
Long-billed Partridge (Rhizothera longirostris)
Hose’s Partridge (Rhizothera dulitensis)
Madagascan Partridge (Margaroperdix madagarensis)
Black Partridge (Melanoperdix niger)
Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)
Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica)
Rain Quail (Coturnix coromandelica)
Harlequin Quail (Coturnix delegorguei)
Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)
New Zealand Quail (Coturnix novaezelandiae)
Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora)
King Quail (Excalfactoria chinensis)
Blue Quail (Excalfactoria adansonii)
Snow Mountain Quail (Anurophasis monorthonyx)
Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica)
Rock Bush Quail (Perdicula argoondah)
Painted Bush Quail (Perdicula erythrorhyncha)
Manipur Bush Quail (Perdicula manipurensis)
Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa)
Udzungwa Forest Partridge (Xenoperdix udzungwensis)
Rubeho Forest Partridge (Xenoperdix obscuratus)
Hill Partridge (Arborophila torqueola)
Rufous-throated Partridge (Arborophila rufogularis)
White-cheeked Partridge (Arborophila atrogularis)
Taiwan Partridge (Arborophila crudigularis)
Chestnut-breasted Partridge (Arborophila mandellii)
Bar-backed Partridge (Arborophila brunneopectus)
Sichuan Partridge (Arborophila rufipectus)
White-necklaced Partridge (Arborophila gingica)
Orange-necked Partridge (Arborophila davidi)
Chestnut-headed Partridge (Arborophila cambodiana)
Siamese Partridge (Arborophila diversa)
Malaysian Partridge (Arborophila campbelli)
Roll’s Partridge (Arborophila rolli)
Sumatran Partridge (Arborophila sumatrana)
Grey-breasted Partridge (Arborophila orientalis)
Chestnut-bellied Partridge (Arborophila javanica)
Red-billed Partridge (Arborophila rubrirostris)
Red-breasted Partridge (Arborophila hyperythra)
Hainan Partridge (Arborophila ardens)
Chestnut-necklaced Partridge (Arborophila charltonii)
Green-legged Partridge (Arborophila chloropus)
Ferruginous Partridge (Caloperdix oculeus)
Crimson-headed Partridge (Haematortyx sanguiniceps)
Crested Partridge (Rollulus rouloul)
Mountain Bamboo Partridge (Bambusicola fytchii)
Chinese Bamboo Partridge (Bambusicola thoracicus)
Taiwan Bamboo Partridge (Bambusicola sonorivox)
Red Spurfowl (Galloperdix spadicea)
Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata)
Sri Lanka Spurfowl (Galloperdix bicalcarata)
Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus)
Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus)
Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra)
Blyth’s Tragopan (Tragopan blythii)
Temminck’s Tragopan (Tragopan temminckii)
Cabot’s Tragopan (Tragopan caboti)
Koklass Pheasant (Pucrasia macrolopha)
Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
Sclater’s Monal (Lophophorus sclateri)
Chinese Monal (Lophophorus lhuysii)
Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)
Grey Junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii)
Sri Lanka Junglefowl (Gallus lafayettii)
Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius)
Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos)
Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera)
Edwards’s Pheasant (Lophura edwardsi)
Swinhoe’s Pheasant (Lophura swinhoii)
Hoogerwerf’s Pheasant (Lophura hoogerwerfi)
Salvadori’s Pheasant (Lophura inornata)
Crestless Fireback (Lophura erythrophthalma)
Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita)
Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi)
Bulwer’s Pheasant (Lophura bulweri)
White Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon)
Tibetan Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon harmani)
Brown Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum)
Blue Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum)
Cheer Pheasant (Catreus wallichii)
Elliot’s Pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti)
Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant (Syrmaticus humiae)
Mikado Pheasant (Syrmaticus mikado)
Copper Pheasant (Syrmaticus soemmerringii)
Reeves’s Pheasant (Syrmaticus reevesii)
Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor)
Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)
Lady Amherst’s Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae)
Bronze-tailed Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron chalcurum)
Mountain Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron inopinatum)
Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron germaini)
Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum)
Hainan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron katsumatae)
Malayan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense)
Bornean Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron schleiermacheri)
Palawan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis)
Crested Argus (Rheinardia ocellata)
Great Argus (Argusianus argus)
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus)
Congo Peafowl (Afropavo congensis)

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The Phasianidae is a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and partridges, including the junglefowl (including chicken), Old World Quail, francolins, monals and peafowl. The family is a large one, and is occasionally broken up into two subfamilies, the Phasianinae, and the Perdicinae. Sometimes additional families and birds are treated as being in this family as well; the American Ornithologists’ Union includes Tetraonidae (the grouse), Numididae (guineafowls), and Meleagrididae (turkeys) in Phasianidae as subfamilies.

Phasianids are terrestrial, ground living species. They are variable in size and ranging from 43 g, in the case of the King Quail, to 6 kg in the case of the Indian Peafowl. There is generally sexual dimorphism in size, with males tending to be larger than females. They are generally plump, with broad relatively short wings and strong legs. Many have a spur on their legs, a feature shared with guineafowl and turkeys but no other galliform birds. The bill is short and generally strong, particularly in species that dig in order to obtain food. Males of the larger species often have brightly colored plumage as well as facial ornamentations such as wattles or crests.

The pheasants and their allies are an Old World family, with a distribution that includes most of Europe and Asia (except the far north), all of Africa except the driest deserts and down into much of eastern Australia and (formerly) New Zealand. The greatest diversity of species is in Southeast Asia and Africa. Amongst the pheasants, with the exception of the Congo Peafowl, the distribution is entirely restricted to Asia; the Perdicinae have a much more widespread distribution. Within their range they occupy almost every available habitat except for boreal forest and tundra. (Wikipedia with editing)

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