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Family Phasianidae

     The birds of this family are adapted to walking for considerable periods of time.  Some members of this family possess spurs on their feet which can be used in intermale combat in mating season.  Their diets consist primarily of a diversity of plant material but small animals may also be included.  In some species, males assist in the care of the young. 

     The family Phasianidae is divided into four subfamilies: Meleagridinae which contains turkeys, Tetraoninae which contains grouse, Phasianinae which contains pheasants and partridges, and Numidinae which contains guineafowl.  Traditionally, these subfamilies have been considered as separate families (Sibley, 2001).

 

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Turkey chicks stay with adults through the winter.  Turkeys feed on seeds, nuts, berries, and insects.  Males can fan their tails in displays.

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