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game bird

noun
1.
any bird hunted chiefly for sport, as a quail or pheasant, especially such a bird that is protected by game laws.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • Preliminary results of summer game bird brood surveys.
  • Each migratory game bird you import must have one fully feathered wing attached so that its species can be identified.
  • Public asked to report game bird brood observations.
  • Selling and purchasing migratory game bird and waterfowl permits.
British Dictionary definitions for game bird

game bird

noun
1.
a bird of any species hunted as game
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