sage grouse

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sage grouse,


sage hen,


sage cock:

see grousegrouse,
common name for a game bird of the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. There are about 18 species. Grouse are henlike terrestrial birds, protectively plumaged in shades of red, brown, and gray.
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Key words: Alberta, behavior, Canada, Centrocercus urophasianus, Greater Sage-Grouse, lek, lekking, mating, paternity
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