Spruce Grouse

Falcipennis canadensis

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, Old World Quail (Phasianidae)

Code 4

SPGR

Code 6

FALCAN

ITIS

HEAD

Spruce Grouse Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Yellow-brown or amber.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown with red combs of bare skin above eyes.
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Spruce Grouse Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 38-43 cm (15-17 in)
  • Weight: 499 g (17.6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Black and white barring.
  • Upperparts: Mottled black and gray.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Spruce Grouse Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates between rapid, strong flapping flight and gliding, short flights
  • Wingspan Range: 56 cm (22 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid black with white edging on uppertail coverts (Franklin's) or orange tips (Taiga)
  • Upper Tail: Black with red-brown terminal band.
  • Under Tail: Black with red-brown terminal band.
  • Leg Color: Brown feathered legs and gray feet.
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