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Order Galliformes

The Galliformes are the landfowl. They are a diverse group over over 250 species, with a nearly worldwide distribution. They inhabit a range of habitats including forests, deserts, scrubland and farmland. They feed on a variety of plant and animal material. Most are resident but some smaller species from temperate regions migrate. Members of this order include chickens, pheasants, peacocks, guineafowl and grouse.

Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05

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