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sharp-tailed grouse

[shahrp-teyld] /ˈʃɑrpˌteɪld/
noun
1.
a grouse, Pedioecetes phasianellus, of prairies and open forests of western North America, similar in size to the prairie chicken but with a more pointed tail.
Also called sprigtail.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for sharp-tailed grouse
  • sharp-tailed grouse wings are collected and hunters checked incidental to other management activities.
  • sharp-tailed grouse wings are collected at wing barrels and from hunters checked incidental to other management activities.
  • sharp-tailed grouse are also being tracked by those who are tracking the sage grouse.
  • sharp-tailed grouse are one of the few native prairie birds that are year-round residents.
  • These activities resulted in the wildlife area and surrounding lands developing into ideal habitat for sharp-tailed grouse.
  • The purpose of the property was for research and experimental work on sharp-tailed grouse, prairie chickens and bobwhite quail.

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