gallinaceous bird

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gallinaceous bird heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
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Usage

In literature:

Many gallinaceous birds certainly are polygamous.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
Do you know any gallinaceous bird in which the female has well developed spurs?
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
The wings have a general resemblance to those of gallinaceous birds.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
As its appearance exhibits a near approach to the gallinaceous birds, so do its habits.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
Many gallinaceous birds certainly are polygamous.
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by James Marchant
The Himalayas are the home of many species of gallinaceous birds.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Two pigeons and four species of quail are all the rasorial birds in the island; the true gallinaceous birds being wholly wanting.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The number of gallinaceous birds is extremely limited.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Several breeds are abnormal in character; that is, they differ in certain points from all wild Gallinaceous birds.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
Distribution of American gallinaceous game birds.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
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