Phasianinae

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Phasianinae
Pheasant.jpg
Mongolian ringneck-type common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) cock
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Horsfield, 1821
Type species
Phasianus colchicus
Linnaeus, 1758
Genera

Afropavo
Argusianus
Catreus
Chrysolophus
Crossoptilon
Gallus
Ithaginis
Lophophorus
Lophura
Pavo
Phasianus
Polyplectron
Pucrasia
Rheinardia
Syrmaticus
Tragopan

The Phasianinae (Horsfield, 1821) are a subfamily of the pheasant family (Phasianidae) of landfowl, the order Galliformes. The subfamily includes pheasants, tragopans, junglefowl, peafowl, and other similar birds.

They are characterised by strong sexual dimorphism, males being highly ornate with bright colours and adornments such as wattles and long tails. Males are usually larger than females and have longer tails. Males play no part in rearing the young. They typically eat seeds and some insects.

Species in taxonomic order[edit]

This list is ordered to show presumed relationships between species.

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