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About the grouse and quail

This order, in the US, has 22 species in three families, Phasianidae, Odontophoridae and Cracidae. All but two species are in the family Phasianidae. Some species of this order were introduced to the US from other countries such as the Ring-necked Pheasant which is from China. The Wild Turkey which is a native species has been introduced into additional parts of the country as a game species. It also has been domesticated. Different species are endangered because their habitat is threatened such as the Greater Sage Grouse and the Greater Prairie Chicken.

Grouse and Quail
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Phasianus
Ring-necked Pheasant
Genus: Lagopus
White-tailed Ptarmigan
Willow Ptarmigan
Genus: Dendragapus
Blue Grouse
Genus: Tympanuchus
Greater Prairie- Chickena

Genus: Meleagris
Wild Turkey
Genus: Bonasa
Ruffed Grouse

Family: Odontophoridae
Genus: Callipepla
California Quail
Gambel's Quail
Scaled Quail

Genus: Centrocercus
Greater Sage Grouse

Family: Cracidae
Genus: Ortalis
Plain Chachalaca
Genus: Cyrtonyx
Montezuma Quail

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About the pigeons and doves

All fourteen species of the order Columbiformes found in the US are in the single family, Columbidae. These birds are ground. feeders. All are native except for the Common Pigeon.

Pigeons and Dove
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Zenaida
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove2

Genus: Columbina
Common Ground-Dove
Inca Dove

Genus: Streptopelia
Eurasian Collared-Dove

Genus: Leptotila
White-tipped Dove
Genus: Columba
Common Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon