Ring-necked Pheasant, Harney Co., Oregon, 27 May 2007 by Greg Gillson.
The 13 categories of North American birds listed in the Field-friendly bird sequence: Part II are:
Chickadee and Wren-like Songbirds
Sparrow and Finch-like Songbirds
A beginner should be able to quickly place a bird they see into one of these categories.
Chicken-like game birds are well-known to all. Small bills, strong legs, and plump bodies are typical.
Chicken-like birds include grouse and quail, pheasants and turkeys.
California Quail, Malheur NWR, Harney Co., Oregon, 24 May 2009 by Greg Gillson.
Ring-necked Pheasant, Malheur NWR, Harney Co., Oregon, 24 May 2009 by Greg Gillson.