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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sage′ grouse`(n.)

  1. a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of W North America, with a black belly patch and a long, pointed tail.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of sage grouse:

1870–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sage grouse, sage hen, Centrocercus urophasianus(noun)

    large grouse of sagebrush regions of North America

Wiktionary

  1. sage grouse(Noun)

    A large grouse of western North America having mottled gray, black and buff plumage (Centrocercus urophasianus) which feeds on the buds of the sagebrush.

Freebase

  1. Sage Grouse

    The Sage Grouse is the largest grouse in North America, where it is known as the Greater Sage-Grouse. Its range is sagebrush country in the western United States and southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. A population of smaller birds, known in the U.S. as Gunnison Sage-Grouse, were recently recognized as a separate species. The Mono Basin population of Sage Grouse may also be distinct. Adults have a long, pointed tail and legs with feathers to the toes. Adult males have a yellow patch over the eye, are grayish on top with a white breast, a dark brown throat and a black belly; two yellowish sacs on the neck are inflated during courtship display. Adult females are mottled gray-brown with a light brown throat and dark belly.

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