List of birds of North America (Galliformes)

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The birds listed below all belong to the biological order Galliformes, and are native to North America.

Curassows and guans[edit]

Black guan, Chamaepetes unicolor

Order: Galliformes   Family: Cracidae

The chachalacas, guans and curassows are birds in the family Cracidae. These are large birds, similar in general appearance to turkeys. The guans and curassows live in trees, but the smaller chachalacas are found in more open scrubby habitats. They are generally dull-plumaged, but the curassows and some guans have colorful facial ornaments.

Guineafowl[edit]

Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

Order: Galliformes   Family: Numididae

New World quail[edit]

California quail

Order: Galliformes   Family: Odontophoridae

The New World quails are small, plump terrestrial birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World, but named for their similar appearance and habits.

Grouse, turkeys and Old World quail[edit]

Wild turkey

Order: Galliformes   Family: Phasianidae

Phasianidae consists of the pheasants and their allies. These are terrestrial species, variable in size but generally plump with broad relatively short wings. Many species are gamebirds or have been domesticated as a food source for humans.