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  1. phasianidnoun

    a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae


  1. phasianidnoun

    Any large or small, semiflightless, gallinaceous game birds, such as pheasants, quails, peafowl, junglefowl, and guinea fowl.

  2. phasianidadjective

    In general, of, or pertaining to, any large or small, semiflightless, gallinaceous game birds, such as pheasants, quails, peafowl, junglefowl, and guinea fowl.

    The chukar, a bird of the phasianid family, is distributed in Israel across a sharp climatic cline from Mediterranean regions in the north, where mean annual rainfall is between 450 and 1000 mm, to extremely arid areas only ~200 km away in the Negev Desert, where mean annual rainfall is less than 50 mm.

  3. phasianidadjective

    Specifically, belonging to the zoologic family Phasianidae, or associated with species falling under that taxonomic hierarchy.

    The megapode is viewed as a specialised' galliform, having extended the phasianid incubation period and producing superprecocial hatchlings that have developed in the egg for a further four weeks.

  4. Etymology: New Latin phasianida from Latin phasianus "pheasant".


  1. phasianid

    The Phasianidae are a family of heavy, ground-living birds, which includes pheasants, partridges, junglefowl, chickens, turkeys, Old World quail, and peafowl. The family includes many of the most popular gamebirds. The family is a large one and includes 185 species divided into 54 genera. It was formerly broken up into two subfamilies, the Phasianinae and the Perdicinae. However, this treatment is now known to be paraphyletic and polyphyletic, respectively, and more recent evidence supports breaking it up into two subfamilies: Rollulinae and Phasianinae, with the latter containing multiple tribes within two clades. The New World quail (Odontophoridae) and guineafowl (Numididae) were formerly sometimes included in this family, but are now typically placed in families of their own; conversely, grouse and turkeys, formerly often treated as distinct families (Tetraonidae and Meleagrididae, respectively), are now known to be deeply nested within Phasianidae, so they are now included in the present family.


  1. phasianid

    Phasianid is a term referring to a bird that belongs to the family Phasianidae, which includes species such as pheasants, partridges, turkeys, and chickens. These birds are particularly known for their courtship rituals and bright plumage in males. They are found worldwide, though their highest diversity is in Asia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phasianid in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phasianid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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