gallinaceous bird


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Noun1.gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birdsgallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Galliformes, order Galliformes - pheasants; turkeys; grouse; partridges; quails; chickens; brush turkeys; curassows; hoatzins
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
gallina, jungle fowl - small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
comb, coxcomb, cockscomb - the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
Agriocharis ocellata, ocellated turkey - wild turkey of Central America and northern South America
guan - any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae; native to jungles of tropical America; resembling the curassows and valued as food
curassow - large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails; highly esteemed as game and food
chachalaca - slender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey; native to Central America and Mexico; highly regarded as game birds
megapode, mound bird, mound-bird, scrub fowl, mound builder - large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
hoactzin, hoatzin, Opisthocomus hoazin, stinkbird - crested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings
columbiform bird - a cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes
game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
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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.
For that we relied on what the forest provided, usually a gallinaceous bird or sometimes a monkey.
Backyard gallinaceous bird flocks may play an important role in the spread of infectious diseases within poultry populations as well as the transmission of zoonotic diseases to humans.
Optimal for gallinaceous birds like chickens and turkeys is 2 to 4 inches of new growth.
In the past decade, the G1 lineage has spread mostly in gallinaceous birds across Asia, the Middle East, and eventually North Africa, where H9N2 outbreaks were reported in Libya (2006 and 2013) (2), Tunisia (2010-2012) (3), Egypt (2011-present), and Morocco (2016) (4).
3) Foreign objects generally are encountered in ratites, gallinaceous birds, waterfowl, and psittacine birds.
The spiruid nematode, Tetrameres americana (Cram), is a common parasite of free-range chickens and other gallinaceous birds (Fink et al.
Prairie chickens typically have a clutch of a dozen eggs and in common with most gallinaceous birds, like turkeys, quail and pheasants, can reproduce rapidly, but also stiffer heavy mortality.
Given that invertebrates are not generally eaten by gallinaceous birds in the winter, the effect on the data should have been minimal.
Data concerning food availability (macroinvertebrate abundance) for young gallinaceous birds within these field-cover types are lacking.