game bird

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game bird

n.
A bird, such as a pheasant or grouse, that is widely hunted for sport.

game bird

n
(Hunting) a bird of any species hunted as game

game′ bird`


n.
any bird hunted chiefly for sport, as a quail or pheasant, esp. such a bird protected by game laws.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sportgame bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
phasianid - a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae
tinamou, partridge - heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
game - animal hunted for food or sport
grouse - flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
quail - flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
pheasant - flesh of a pheasant; usually braised
Translations

game bird

nuccello da cacciagione
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The voyageurs or boatmen were the rank and file in the service of the trader, and even the hardy "men of the north," those great rufflers and game birds, were fain to be paddled from point to point of their migrations.
No," replied Tarzan; "the game hereabout is timid, nor do I care particularly about hunting game birds or antelope.
There was no one part of it better than another; it was all desolate and rocky; nothing living on it but game birds which I lacked the means to kill, and the gulls which haunted the outlying rocks in a prodigious number.
Law was a sort of cock-fight, in which it was the business of injured honesty to get a game bird with the best pluck and the strongest spurs.
They say that released game birds compete with indigenous woodland species for resources, affecting wildlife such as butterflies, and that toxic lead shot pollutes waterways and causes increased levels of sickness, death and reproductive failure in birds of prey such as red kites.
I would also like to take the opportunity to remind all those involved in shooting, whether game birds or deer stalking, that there is a high expectation on not only shoot managers but also individuals to do it safely and responsibly.
Species include moose, elk, deer and select upland game birds, which helps the ministry manage wildlife decisions.
Lurther phase-out of lead ammunition for hunting in California will continue on July 1, 2016, when nonlead ammunition will be required when hunting with shotguns for upland game birds (except for dove, quail and snipe), small game mammals, fur-bearing mammals and nongame birds except for when hunting at licensed game bird clubs.
Books also writes of the game birds that hunters pursue and admire: grouse, quail, woodcock, doves, chukars, Hungarian partridge, and waterfowl.
Specialities include seared starters of scallops combined with black and white pudding, topped with sweet pureed apple and main courses of game pie with venison, game birds, chocolate (yes, that's 100 per cent cocoa chocolate, in case you were wondering), served with potato and autumn greens.
Prior permission from the Directorate of Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, is required to transport warthog or a part of a warthog from the land where it was obtained and for any game meat or product of game meat or game birds or products of game birds to be exported from Namibia.