Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Gallinaceous Birds

Gallinaceous Birds, the Rasores of some authors, an old order of Birds (q.v.), containing the Game Birds. Sand-grouse, Bush Quails, Mound Birds, Cnrassows, Tinamous, and in some cases the Pigeons. The Linnaean term Gallinae is now often revived in this sense, and the Pigeons ?.re generally given ordinal rank.