sooty grouse


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Related to sooty grouse: dusky grouse, blue grouse

sooty grouse

n.
A wildfowl (Dendragapus fuliginosus) of coastal regions of western North America, having predominantly gray plumage. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the blue grouse.
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There will be examples, among others, of veeries, sage thrashers, titmice, white-breasted nuthatch, white-crowned sparrows, Lincoln's sparrows, sooty grouse, grebes and curlews.
Roadside count surveys of broods have been used to monitor many species of upland game birds in North America including ruffed grouse (Amman & Ryel 1963), sooty grouse Dendragapus fuliginosus (Zwickel 1958,1990), sage-grouse Centrocercus spp.
Mountain quail, sooty grouse, American dipper, great grey owls and the grey jay will be part of the Lane County Audubon Society's June birdwalk Saturday near Oakridge.