galliform


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galliform

see gallinaceous.

gallinaceous, galliform

belonging to the genus Gallus, hence domestic and wild fowl.
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flexor perforans digiti IV arises by three heads in galliform birds, the middle head being mainly tendinous in most forms (Hudson et al.
NCF Galliforms (chickens, guinea fowl) increase 400 1600 1200 200;
We took a dislike to these feisty galliforms when the Offspring were small and we were frequent visitors to the now defunct Community Farm on Leeds Road, which had a rafter (yes, that's the collective term) of free range turkeys.
Scientists have disagreed most recently over whether hoatzins are closer to cuckoos or to galliforms such as pheasants, chickens, and turkeys.
Most natural porphyrins contain iron, but several are based on copper, including turacoverdin, which produces intense green coloration in some turacos, two galliforms, and the jacanas (Dyck 1992); and turacin, responsible for magenta coloration in turacos (Gill 1995).
Ovarian function appears to diminish with age in Gambel's and California quail, as evidenced by the acquisition of partial male plumage among some older females (Hagelin and Kimball 1997) and the finding that sexually dimorphic plumage is estrogen-dependent in many galliforms (Domm 1939, Owens and Short 1995).