European Birds

Phasianidae : Pheasants, Partridges & Grouse

Pheasants and grouse have traditionally been placed in their own families but research has indicated they are more closely related to the pheasants and partridges than previously thought and have accordingly been classified as all belonging to the same family in the checklist that is followed here: "Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World" (del Hoyo & Collar, 2014).