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is the category of domesticated birds that people keep for the
purpose of collecting their eggs, or used for their meat and/or
These most typically are members of the superorder
Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which
includes chickens, quails and turkeys) and the family Anatidae (in
order Anseriformes), commonly known as "waterfowl" (e.g.
domestic ducks and domestic geese).
Poultry also include other
birds which are used for their meat, such as pigeons or doves or
birds considered to be game, like pheasants.
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