Gamebirds are a group of birds that includes a variety of ground-dwelling birds such as chicken, pheasants, grouse, partridges, and others. There are 281 species of gamebirds alive today. The articles listed below provide information about the characteristics, classification and evolution of gamebirds.
Gamebirds have rotund bodies and rounded wings that enable them to fly short distances. This profile explores basic facts about gamebirds including how they are classified, what they eat, where they live and the characteristics that make them different from other bird groups.