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Grouse

Grouse

Sage Grouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Tetraonidae
Genera
Tetrao
Lagopus
Falcipennis
Centrocercus
Bonasa
Dendrapagus
Tympanuchus

Grouse are a group of large gamebirds[?] of the order Galliformes which inhabit temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Males are often polygamous, and many species have elaborate courtship displays. These heavily built birds have legs feathered to the toes.

These birds feed mainly on vegetable food, but will also take insects.

This group is related to other members of the gamebird family.

Order: Galliformes

  • Megapodidae megapodes
  • Cracidae chachalacas, guans and curassows[?]
  • Tetraonidae [grouse
    • Siberian Grouse, Falcipennis falcipennis
    • Spruce Grouse, Falcipennis canadensis
    • Blue Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus
    • Willow Grouse, Lagopus lagopus
    • Rock Ptarmigan[?], Lagopus mutus
    • White-tailed Ptarmigan, Lagopus leucurus
    • Eurasian Black Grouse, Tetrao tetrix
    • Caucasian Black Grouse, Tetrao mlokosiewiczi
    • Western Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus
    • Black-billed Capercaillie, Tetrao parvirostris
    • Hazel Grouse, Bonasa bonasia
    • Severtzov's Grouse, Bonasa sewerzowi
    • Ruffed Grouse, Bonasa umbellus
    • Sage Grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus
    • Gunnison Sage-Grouse, Centrocercus minimus
    • Sharp-tailed Grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus
    • Greater Prairie-Chicken, Tympanuchus cupido
    • Lesser Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
  • Phasianidae partridges, pheasants, quails etc.
  • Odontophoridae New World quails
  • Numididae guineafowl
  • Meleagrididae turkeys
  • Mesitornithidae mesites[?]
  • Turnicidae buttonquails

The buttonquails are sometimes given order status as the Turniciformes.



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