Sage cock


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(Zool.) the male of the sage grouse; in a more general sense, the specific name of the sage grouse.

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The charismatic sage grouse--also known as sage hen, sage cock, spine-tail grouse, "cock of the plains"--are also appreciated and respected by the public, conservationists, wildlife managers, and resource users, making them flagship species for the little-known, little-loved Sagebrush Sea.