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List of Indian Pheasants - Pictures

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The pheasants belong to Phasianidae, a family of terrestrial birds. Pheasant family includes quails, partridges, chicken, francolins, spurfowl, tragopans, monals, pheasants, peafowls and jungle fowls.

Description

Among pheasants there are 156 known species of which 46 species exist in India. These birds are distributed among several genera. Usually pheasants are stocky and plump in appearance, though there is a big range in sizes of the individual genera.

There is sexual dimorphism in Phasianidae birds and males are larger than the females. In many Phasianidae birds, Males have brightly colored plumage and have elongated tail streamers. Males often have facial ornamentation like crests and wattles.

Phasianidae birds have relatively short wings and short strong legs. Many of these birds have spur in their legs. Their bills are short and strong.


List of Indian Pheasants - Family: Phasianidae
Satyr tragopan (Tragopan satyra)
Temminck's tragopan (Tragopan temminckii)
Indian peacock (Pavo cristatus)
Image of the Indian Phasianidae bird (Polyplectron bicalcaratum)
Image of the Phasianidae bird (Catreus wallichi)
Crossoptilon crossoptilon
Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos)
picture of Grey junglefowl pheasant (Gallus sonneratii)
picture of Red junglefowl (Gallus gallus)- Phasianidae
picture of Rufous-throated partridge (Arborophila rufogularis)
picture of Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
picture of Tragopan blythii
Blood pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus)
Ithaginis cruentus
Painted spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata)
Galloperdix lunulata
Red spurfowl (Galloperdix spadicea)
Galloperdix spadicea
Mountain bamboo-partridge - (Bambusicola fytchii)
Bambusicola fytchii
Hill partridge (Arborophila torqueola)
Arborophila torqueola
See-see partridge (Ammoperdix griseogularis)
Ammoperdix griseogularis
Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar)
Alectoris chukar
Tibetan snowcock (Tetraogallus tibetanus)
Tetraogallus tibetanus
Himalayan snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis)
Tetraogallus himalayensis
Black francolin (Francolinus francolinus)
Francolinus francolinus
Grey francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus)
Francolinus pondicerianus
Sclater's monal (Lophophorus sclateri)
Lophophorus sclateri
Rock bush-quail (Perdicula argoondah)
Perdicula argoondah
Jungle bush-quail (Perdicula asiatica)
Perdicula asiatica
Blue-breasted quail (Coturnix chinensis)
Coturnix chinensis
Rain quail (Coturnix coromandelica)
Coturnix coromandelica
Common quail (Coturnix coturnix)
Coturnix coturnix
Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)
Coturnix japonica


Phasianidae is a Old World family and the species are distributed all over Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Their feeding habits vary, some preferring only plant matter whereas many bird species feed on insects, reptiles and small mammals. The chicks of these birds feed on insects.

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