Their generally quiet, yet often brisk, and constantly diversified talk, one to another, or sometimes in soliloquy,--as they scratched worms out of the rich, black soil, or pecked at such plants as suited their taste,--had such a domestic tone, that it was almost a wonder why you could not establish a regular interchange of ideas about household matters, human and gallinaceous
. All hens are well worth studying for the piquancy and rich variety of their manners; but by no possibility can there have been other fowls of such odd appearance and deportment as these ancestral ones.
But as soon as the bird is seen flying, its whole appearance changes; the long pointed wings, so different from those in the gallinaceous
order, the irregular manner of flight, and plaintive cry uttered at the moment of rising, recall the idea of a snipe.
I think it will be admitted, without my entering on details, that secondary sexual characters are very variable; I think it also will be admitted that species of the same group differ from each other more widely in their secondary sexual characters, than in other parts of their organisation; compare, for instance, the amount of difference between the males of gallinaceous
birds, in which secondary sexual characters are strongly displayed, with the amount of difference between their females; and the truth of this proposition will be granted.
Avian xanthomatosis is relatively common in psittacine and gallinaceous
birds, possibly because of high lipid diets and their more sedentary lifestyles.
Both group 1 and 2 viruses were found in wild birds and gallinaceous
poultry (Figure 2; online Technical Appendix Figure 3).
Optimal for gallinaceous
birds like chickens and turkeys is 2 to 4 inches of new growth.
Then, flying species with a high wing loading and low aspect ratio require very high energy cost such as gallinaceous
, so they spend more time on the ground.
Sage-grouse are relatively long-lived for a gallinaceous
bird, and population dynamics are often most sensitive to adult survival (Taylor et al.
Intestinal morphology of gallinaceous
birds in relation to food habits.
Also in the Elementos de Hygiene by Franco, (12) approximately a century later, in point I of [section] 1 ["Dos volateis domesticos mais familiares entre nos" (Of the domestic volatiles that are more familiar among us)], chapter V of section III, one insists on praising not only the chicken, but all gallinaceous
Histomoniasis is a disease of gallinaceous
fowl, caused by a flagellated protozoan, Histomonas meleagridis (Hauck and Hafez, 2009).