Order Galliformes - The Junglefowl
This order, the jungle fowl, between the several families add up to 259 species. The most recent classification by Avibase divides the order into 5 living families (listed below).
This is a group of medium-sized birds that are more or less sedentary. The quail is one species that is known to migrate.
The order contains turkeys, guinea fowl, pheasants, quail, and mound builders. Long necks and thin long legs are characteristic of birds in the group. Most birds are known for their meandering and walking habits. When they fly, they get off the ground through short bursts of powerful energy.
|Family||Common name||Total # of species|
|Cracidae||Guans, Currasows, Chachalacas||51|
|Megapodiidae||Mound-builders and scrubfowl||20|
|Odontophoridae||New World Quail||32|
|Phasianidae||Pheasants, grouse, turkey, junglefowl, chickens||150|