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Indian Peacock.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
The Phasianidae are a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and their allies.

These are terrestrial species, variable in size but generally plump, with broad relatively short wings. Many have a spur on their legs.

Males of the larger species are often brightly coloured. The typical diet is seeds with some insects and berries.

This large family has several groups, some of which correspond to a genus, others being loose collections of not particularly closely related genera.

The groups are listed below, together with other members of the gamebird family, with the genus where appropriate:

Order: Galliformes

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