: a now extinct grouse (Tympanuchus cupido cupido) of the northeastern U.S. — compare prairie chicken
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Recent Examples on the WebNovak works for the nonprofit Revive & Restore, which is exploring de-extinction for the passenger pigeon, heath hen, and woolly mammoth.
Ashley Braun, Longreads, 24 Oct. 2019 By that time two other American species faced their imminent demise: the once-abundant passenger pigeon and the heath hen, a grouse-like bird that lived along the Eastern seaboard.
Jennie Erin Smith, WSJ, 12 Apr. 2019
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