Baking: Sooty Grouse

 

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Dendragapus fuliginosus

Length: 15-19 Weight: 2-3 lbs

Identification:

Male is dark gray black tail, tipped in light gray. Bare skin on side of neck, yellow to light orange.

SOGR

Distribution: 

Resident of coastal North America from northern California to Alaska.

Cool Facts:

The Sooty Grouse was formerly considered the same species as the Dusky Grouse, together known as Blue Grouse.

Most bird species have a consistent number of tail feathers, but the Sooty Grouse can have anywhere from 15 to 22.

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References:

All About Birds

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