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blue grouse

a dull gray grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, of western North America, the male of which has a yellow or orange comb.
Also called dusky grouse, sooty grouse.
Origin of blue grouse
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for blue grouse

blue grouse

a grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, of W North America, having a bluish-grey plumage with a black tail
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