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Sage Grouse

Saint Lucia Parrot
Saddle-billed Stork

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Saddle-billed Stork

  • Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
  • Egrets & Other Waders

About the Sage Grouse

Also known as: Greater Sage-Grouse

Sage Grouse are a large species of grouse that live in North America. The species is also known as the Greater Sage Grouse. Adult males have yellow eye-patches and yellowish neck sacs that are inflated during courtship. Both sexes have pointed tails; the males use these during courtship as well. Courtship rituals take place in a lek where several males will display for the females, who observe and choose the most attractive for mating.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 19 March 2010
Scientific Name Centrocercus urophasianus
  • Galliformes
  • Tetraonidae
  • Centrocercus
  • C. urophasianus
Birdorable Family Grouse
Conservation Status Near Threatened
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 July 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
22 to 28 inches
33 to 38 inches
53 to 100 ounces
Range North America United States (West)

Conservation

From IUCN Red List:
The Sage Grouse is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species is listed as Near Threatened owing to a continuing and moderately rapid decline in its population.

International Names

  • Tetřívek Pelyňkový (Czech)
  • Salviehøne (Danish)
  • Waaierhoen (Dutch)
  • Marunakana (Finnish)
  • Tétras des Armoises (French)
  • Beifußhuhn (German)
  • Gallo della Salvia (Italian)
  • キジオライチョウ[Kijioraichou] (Japanese)
  • Salviejerpe (Norwegian)
  • Preriokur Ostrosterny (Polish)
  • Полынный тетерев (Russian)
  • Urogallo de Artemisas (Spanish)
  • Strålstjärtshöna (Swedish)

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