Definition of game bird in English:

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game bird


1A bird hunted for sport or food.
Example sentences
  • Some hunters are asked to maintain a harvest log over the hunting season, listing days they hunted migratory game birds and the number of birds they take.
  • Key areas of concern are poaching and the poisoning birds of prey to protect game birds for sports.
  • Expect legislation that would scrap the current trio of game-bird stamps and replace them with two stamps - upland game bird and migratory game bird.
2A bird of a large group that includes pheasants, grouse, quails, guineafowl, guans, etc.
  • Order Galliformes: several families.
Example sentences
  • Besides non-migratory game birds like pheasants, there are only three species in the lower 48 states that are not protected by the MBTA.
  • The guinea fowl is a game bird from West Africa introduced to Britain in the early 16th century, and has more in common with turkey, pheasant or quail than with polystyrene.
  • The principal game birds of Britain are grouse, partridge, pheasant, plus woodcock, pigeon, quail, and various wild duck and marsh fowl.

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