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gallinaceous birds which are members of the family Phasianidae, which also includes partridge, quail and peafowls. They are ground feeders and tree roosters, with profuse, brightly colored plumage and a long tail and are the best game bird. There very many species, the best known being Phasianus colchicus, the common ringneck pheasant. Others include blue-eared pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum), golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus), Reeves pheasant (Syrmaticus reevesii), silver pheasant (Lophura nycthemera).
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Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes.
MAYBE someone familiar with Wikipedia will tell me the collective noun for pheasants.
Johnson and his wife Julia collaborate to provide a nostalgic but practical and informative handbook on hunting pheasants that includes strategies for conducting a successful hunt, the guns and ammo to use in hunting America's favorite game bird, what clothing to protective clothing to wear when hunting, gun dogs, hunting tactics, even tasty recipes preparing the birds for eating.