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Merlin Bird ID

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    Sooty Grouse Identification

    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)