They occur in a number of birds, but are most commonly developed in gallinaceous birds, by which they are used for fighting.
The Himalayas are the home of many species of gallinaceous birds.
The prevalence of this sign may be accounted for by the kindred love for the barleycorn in the human and gallinaceous tribes.
Among the gallinaceous birds there does not appear to be much music.
That is a peculiarity of the gallinaceous tribe of birds alone, to which then these must belong.
As its appearance exhibits a near approach to the gallinaceous birds, so do its habits.
Partridge, pr′trij, n. a genus of gallinaceous birds preserved for game.
The grouse is a northern bird, extending into far colder regions than any other subfamily of the gallinaceous group.
The Argus pheasant is common, and a very considerable variety of gallinaceous birds is carried from hence to Penang.
gallinaceous birds of many genera likewise show an eminent capacity for breeding under captivity.
"of or resembling domestic fowl," 1783, from Latin gallinaceus, from gallina "hen," from gallus "cock," perhaps a loan-word from a language of Asia Minor.