Grouse (Tetraonidae)

Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) - HBW 2, p. 408

French: Tétras des armoises German: Beifuhuhn Spanish: Gallo de las Artemisas
Other common names: Sage Hen/Chicken

Taxonomy: Tetrao urophasianus Bonaparte, 1827, North western countries beyond the Mississippi especially on the Missouri.
Known to have hybridized occasionally with Tympanuchus phasianellus, and once with Dendragapus obscurus. Populations of NW, from Washington to Oregon, sometimes awarded separate race, phaios. Monotypic.

Distribution: W North America, from C Washington, SE Alberta, SW Saskatchewan and SW North Dakota, S to E California, Nevada, Utah and W Colorado. Formerly also in extreme S British Columbia, N New Mexico and extreme NW Oklahoma.

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