Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Winter survival may therefore be the limiting factor on phasianid populations in the northern Great Plains (Carroll, 1990; Riley et at., 1994; Evard, 1996).
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., 2006; Grey partridge, Perdix perdix, 19 males : 5 females, Novoa et al., 2002).
Resident eagles delivered greater-than-expected numbers of deer and Coyotes to nests in our study (standardized residuals = 9.78 and 8.06, respectively), and conversely captured fewer-than-expected phasianids and sciurids (standardized residuals = -3.38 and -3.36, respectively).