Greater Sage-Grouse
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Author:  Birdzilla [ Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Greater Sage-Grouse

The Greater Sage-Grouse is found in Wyoming, Idaho and nearby states. The males try to attract females by displaying in leks. Too late for nesting but I hope to see them on a trip to Yellowstone in August.

Displaying male Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo by Alan Wilson.

A friend took a video of males displaying earlier this year. Be sure to watch the slow motion section.


Author:  northwesterner [ Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Greater Sage-Grouse

Grouse are birds that I've often heard but not seen. I grew up on the west side of the Cascades in Washington State where we had Blue Grouse in the mountains. I saw a few because they felt safe up in their large trees and if you looked around you could find them.

I was a mountain climber and remember the occasions when newcomers to the mountains would hear the low call of the Blue Grouse and be told by someone in the party, with a straight face, that they were hearing the "Great Thumping Owl."

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