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Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Family.- PHASIANIDAE

Family.- PHASIANIDAE.

Bill moderate, strong, vaulted, the tip of the tipper mandible hooked ever file lower; nostrils apert. Wings moderate or short j tail of from 12 to 18 feathers, long and broad; tarsus moderate or long, spurred in the males; toes long; hind toe raised. This family includes the Peafowls, also the Jungle and Spur fowls and Pheasants. Wherever the different species are found, they are sought for eagerly by all sportsmen, especially the Phasianinae, first, owing to the brilliancy of their plumage, and next because they may be said to be the mainstay of one's larder in the hills. As flesh food, even the Pavoninae are excellent eating, and may be compared to an English pheasant. Whether Monaul, the Kalijes, Silver Pheasants, Koklass, or Fireback, all can be kept hung up in the larder, for often more than a week, during the time of the year they are permitted to be bagged as game.

BookTitle: 
The Edible And Game Birds Of British India With Its Dependencies And Ceylon
Reference: 
Murray, James A. The edible and game birds of British India with its dependencies and Ceylon. 1889.
Title in Book: 
Family PHASIANIDAE
Book Author: 
James Murray
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
49
M_ID: 
947
M_SN: 
Phasianidae
Term name: 
id: 
19946

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