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Sharp-tailed Grouse

Tympanuchus phasianellus ORDER: GALLIFORMES FAMILY: PHASIANIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A chicken-like bird of open prairies and parklands, the Sharp-tailed Grouse uses a wider variety of habitats than its close relatives the prairie-chickens.

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Appearance

Gamebirds
Gamebirds
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium to large chicken-like bird.
  • Spotted brown and white.
  • Short, pointed tail, white at base.
  • Wings rather long and rounded in flight.

Immature Description

Similar to adult.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Male

    Sharp-tailed Grouse

    Male
    • © Brian E. Small, June 2000
  • Displaying male

    Sharp-tailed Grouse

    Displaying male
    • © D.R.Franz / CLO