Sharp-tailed Grouse

Other Names: sharptail

Distribution: central Canada and the northern Midwest, with a separate population in Alaska.

Description:

Size: 41-47 cm in length with a 56-68 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Both sexes are brown mottled with buff, and slightly paler below. The tail is short and pointed, with white outer tail feathers. Males have a purple neck patch and yellow comb over the eye; the tail is longer than that of the female. The legs, beak, and eyes are brown.

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Sharp-tailed Grouse

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Bill Shape
curved
Regions
alaska
alberta
british columbia
california
colorado
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
manitoba
michigan
minnesota
montana
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
north dakota
northwest territories
nunavut
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
quebec
saskatchewan
south dakota
utah
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
large
Order
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern