Definition of game bird in English:

game bird

Syllabification: game bird

noun

  • 1A bird hunted for sport or food.
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    • 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
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    • 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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