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Franklin's spruce grouse (female)
Falcipennis canadensis

Size: 16 inches
Overall Color: brownish
Occurrence: coniferous forest
Diet: conifer needles and buds, berries, seeds
Nest: dish
Field Identification: black barring on breast and belly
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: galliformes
Family: 05 Phasianidae (grouse,turkeys,pheasants,partridges)
Genus: Falcipennis
Species: canadensis

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