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    Sooty Grouse

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    Sooty Grouse

    Dendragapus fuliginosus
    • ORDER: Galliformes
    • FAMILY: Phasianidae
    Basic Description

    One of North America’s largest grouse, the Sooty Grouse used to be considered the darker, coastal subspecies of the Blue Grouse. Recent DNA evidence supports the spilt of the Blue Grouse into two separate species, the Dusky Grouse and the Sooty Grouse. The male’s deep booming call is hard to locate.

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    Other Names
    • Gallo fuliginoso (Spanish)
    • Tétras fuligineux (French)
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