Game birds are ground dwelling birds from the Phasianidae family. Most have plump bodies with small heads and rounded wings. Some have spurs on their ankles and some have beautiful iridescent feathers, like the Pheasant or the Peacock. They have well developed feet to scratch on the ground with as they feed. They are able to explode into the air when faced with danger. Males usually have a brighter plumage than the females.