Length: 15-19 Weight: 2-3 lbs
Male is dark gray black tail, tipped in light gray. Bare skin on side of neck, yellow to light orange.
Resident of coastal North America from northern California to Alaska.
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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