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Sooty Grouse

Dendragapus fuliginosus


Separated from the Dusky Grouse of the Rocky Mountains in 2006, together formerly known as Blue Grouse. Male Sooty Grouse have yellow throat sacs (red in Dusky) and a pale gray band on their tail (mostly absent in Dusky). Females are essentially identical.

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Arcata, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2012
Submitted on Apr 24, 2012

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