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Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Family PHASIANIDAE

Family PHASIANIDAE.

Head often furnished with crests or nude skin, or lappets and wattles. Tail of 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, to 24 feathers, much developed. Nostrils never hidden by feathers. Legs partially or wholly naked, and often armed with spurs. Toes always naked and not pectinated. Hind toe raised. Frequent forests and thick cover. Roost on trees. This family is here divided into five subfamilies, viz. Turkeys, Guinea Fowls, Pheasants and Jungle-Fowl, Old World Partridges and Quails, and American Partridges and Quails.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Family PHASIANIDAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
64
M_ID: 
947
M_SN: 
Phasianidae
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12641

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