Sharp-tailed Grouse

Tympanuchus phasianellus

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

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

Code 4

STGR

Code 6

TYMPHA

ITIS

HEAD

Sharp-tailed Grouse Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Light brown.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Brown, buff and black with yellow-orange eye combs.
  • Forehead Color: Brown, buff and black.
  • Nape Color: Brown, buff and black.
  • Throat Color: Buff and brown with pink-purple bare skin neck patch during display.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Sharp-tailed Grouse Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 41-48 cm (16-19 in)
  • Weight: 952 g (33.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White to buff with brown chevrons.
  • Upperparts: Brown, buff and black.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Scaled or scalloped, Mottled

FLIGHT

Sharp-tailed Grouse Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rises on rapidly beating wings when flushed., Alternates between series of rapid stiff wing beats and glides on slightly drooping wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 53-64 cm (21-25 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Mottled
  • Upper Tail: Brown, buff and black.
  • Under Tail: White with brown spotting.
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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