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.
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.