Sooty Grouse Identification

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Adult Description

  • Large chicken-like bird.
  • Sooty gray.
  • Light band on tip of black tail.
  • Bare skin on side of male’s neck yellowish
  • Plumage darker, in general, than Dusky Grouse

Immature Description

Similar to adult female, but more streaked on back.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 15.8-19.7 in (40-50 cm)
    • Weight: 26.5-45.9 oz (750-1300 g)