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    Sharp-tailed Grouse Life History

    Nesting

    Nest Placement

    Nest Ground

    Nesting Facts
    Condition at Hatching:Downy and able to follow mother.
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    Behavior

    Behavior Ground ForagerMultiple males display at group display site, known as a lek.Back to top

    Conservation

    Conservation Low ConcernSharp-tailed Grouse populations appear to have been stable, possibly with a small decline, between 1966 and 2014, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 600,000, with 57% living in the U.S., and 43% in Canada. The species rates a 10 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score. Sharp-tailed Grouse is a U.S.-Canada Stewardship species and is not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List.Back to top

    Credits

    Connelly, J. W., M. W. Gratson and K. P. Reese. 1998. Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

    North American Bird Conservation Initiative. 2014. The State of the Birds 2014 Report. US Department of Interior, Washington, DC, USA.

    Partners in Flight. 2017. Avian Conservation Assessment Database. 2017.

    Sauer, J. R., J. E. Hines, J. E. Fallon, K. L. Pardieck, Jr. Ziolkowski, D. J. and W. A. Link. The North American Breeding Bird Survey, results and analysis 1966-2013 (Version 1.30.15). USGS Patuxtent Wildlife Research Center 2014b. Available from http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/.

    Sibley, David Allen. 2014. The Sibley guide to birds, second edition. Alfred A Knopf, New York.

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