Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Galliformes — the guineafowl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A subfamily of birds including the guinea fowl and related birds of Africa and Madagascar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of rasorial birds of the order Gallinæ, peculiar to Africa; the guinea-fowls.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. guinea fowl and related birds of Africa and Madagascar

Etymologies

Numida +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Guinea-fowl (Numididae), bustards (Otididae), hornbills (Bucerotidae) and francolins Francolinus sp. are found throughout the park, and raptors such as vultures (Accipitridae), fish eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, martial eagle Polemaetus bellicosus, and Gobar goshawk Melieraz gabar are also common.

    'W' National Park, Niger

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