A plump chickenlike bird with a short neck, small head and bill, and large, feathered feet. The wings are short and rounded.
This is the smallest grouse species in North America. Slightly smaller than a Rock Ptarmigan; larger than a California Quail.crow-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 11.8-12.2 in (30-31 cm)
- Weight: 11.6-16.9 oz (330-480 g)