sage grouse

noun
a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of western North America, having plumage of gray, buff, and black.

Origin:
1870–75

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sage grouse
 
n
a large North American grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, the males of which perform elaborate courtship displays
 
[C19: so named because it lives among, and eats, sagebrush]

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Closer to the ground, sage grouse, western meadowlarks and burrowing owls might be flushed along roads and hiking trails.
Species range from sage grouse found in high desert areas to tufted puffins and great blue herons found along the coastline.
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