- 22–29.5 in
- 49.4–102.3 oz
- Tétras des armoises (French)
- Like many other grouse species, the Greater Sage-Grouse male plays no role in the raising of the young. Males display on dancing grounds known as leks. Females visit the leks to obtain matings, and then go off to raise their brood by themselves.
- Traditional lekking grounds may be used for years.
- Although many male Greater Sage-Grouse may display at a lek, only one or two males get picked by a majority of the females for mating.
Foothills, plains, and mountain slopes where sagebrush is present.
Leaves, buds, stems, flowers, fruit, and insects.
- Clutch Size
- 6–13 eggs
- Condition at Hatching
- Downy and able to follow mother.
Multiple males display at group display site, known as a lek.
Populations declining; has disappeared from a number of states and provinces. Greater Sage-Grouse is on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List, which lists species most in danger of extinction without significant conservation action.
- Schroeder, M. A., J. R. Young, and C. E. Braun. 1999. Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). In The Birds of North America, No. 425 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.