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Noun1.phasianid - a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae
family Phasianidae, Phasianidae - pheasants; quails; partridges
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
game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
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Skewed in favour of males, as suggested for the populations of these francolin species, appears in many other phasianid populations (Islam and Crawford, 1993; Donald, 2007), especially in medium-sized phasianids (Djibouti Francolin, Francolinus ochropechus, 67 males : 6-10 females, Bealey et al.
Winter survival may therefore be the limiting factor on phasianid populations in the northern Great Plains (Carroll, 1990; Riley et at.
06, respectively), and conversely captured fewer-than-expected phasianids and sciurids (standardized residuals = -3.