And it was not so small, either; the blue grouse is a large and heavy bird, next to the sage-hen the largest of our grouse.
It grows abundantly in the alkali country, and is browsed upon by a species of grouse known as the sage-hen.
A sage-hen crouching low in sand and shadowed by wait-a-bit thorn twigs is pretty well hidden.
He and the sage-hen lay still for a while, but it was not long before there was another arrival at the spring.
The sage-hen is abundant on the eastern flank of the Sierra.
"When I saw him last he was on sage-hen Flat swinging his revolver and cursing me," and he told the story.