Dusky Grouse

(Dendragapus obscurus)

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Dendragapus obscurus
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Description - Male: Male, Overall bluish-gray plumage with white mottling on back and breast; the air sacs on sides of neck pink to red surrounded by white feathers; comb above eye is yellow, turning to red during courtship; the tail is black with a gray terminal band (absent in some northern races).

Description - Female: Female, Similar to male in general apperance, but being mostly brown with white mottling not as intense, much smaller combs above eyes. Both sexes with feathered tarsus and toes.

Status in Captivity: Not commonly seen in collections.

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Bibliography and Further Reading

  • Johnsgard, P.A. 1983. The Grouse of the World. Croom Helm, London.
  • Madge, S., McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.




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