My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Old World Quail


Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Old World Quail

Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae
The Phasianidae is a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and their allies. These are terrestrial species, variable in size but generally plump, with broad relatively short wings. Many species are gamebirds, or have been domesticated as a food source for humans. There are 5 Michigan species.

Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus (I)
Ruffed Grouse, Bonasa umbellus
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus

Spruce Grouse, Falcipennis canadensis

Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo

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