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Dusky grouse (male)
Dendragapas obscurus

Size: 18 inches
Overall Color: dark gray and brownish
Occurrence: moist coniferous forest
Diet: foliage of conifer trees
Nest: concealed nest of grass and pine needles
Field Identification: well camouflaged, large, brown and gray birds spending most of their time on the ground, fleshy purple air sacs
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: Dendragapas
Species: obscurus

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