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    Spruce Grouse

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    Spruce Grouse

    Falcipennis canadensis
    • ORDER: Galliformes
    • FAMILY: Phasianidae
    Basic Description

    A bird of coniferous forests, the Spruce Grouse inhabits much of Canada and portions of the northern United States. Inconspicuous and relatively quiet, it feeds largely on the needles of spruces and other conifers.

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    Other Names
    • Gallo canadiense (Spanish)
    • Tétras du Canada (French)
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