Sooty Grouse

Dendragapus fuliginosus

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

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

Code 4

SOGR

Code 6

DENFUL

ITIS

HEAD

Sooty Grouse Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Brown to hazel brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Dark gray to blue-gray with orange to yellow comb of bare skin above eyes.
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Dark gray to blue-gray.
  • Throat Color: Dark gray to blue-gray .
  • Cere color: Brown

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BODY

Sooty Grouse Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-53 cm (18-21 in)
  • Weight: 1179 g (41.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Dark gray to blue-gray.
  • Upperparts: Dark gray to blue-gray.
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Scaled or scalloped, Mottled

FLIGHT

Sooty Grouse Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong powerful direct flight, alternates rapid wing beats with glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 61-71 cm (24-28 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Black tail with a gray terminal band.
  • Upper Tail: Dark gray to blue-gray.
  • Under Tail: Dark gray to blue-gray.
  • Leg Color: Gray
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