blue grouse

a dull gray grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, of western North America, the male of which has a yellow or orange comb.

1855–60, Americanism Unabridged
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blue grouse
a grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, of W North America, having a bluish-grey plumage with a black tail

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Example sentences
They are about one-third the size of blue grouse and as their name implies, have a white tail.
Prey as large as snowshoe hare and blue grouse are also taken by northern goshawks.
The hunting of ruffed, spruce, and blue grouse is permitted seven days a week during the state season.
Bald eagles frequent the area and ruffed and blue grouse are common.
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