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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae


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Family Phasianidae


Erckel's Francolin


The 183 species that make up the family Phasianidae span all continents except Antarctica. Their size varies widely from under 2 ounces to 11 pounds. They lay between 2 and 20 eggs and have a varied diet that usually includes seeds, roots, invertebratesWhat does invertebrates mean?, roots, or fruit. They are almost entirely terrestrial, with nests that are usually simple ground scrapes.
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