sharp-tailed grouse

noun

Definition of sharp-tailed grouse 

: a large grouse (Pedioecetes phasianellus) of the western U.S. and Canada and inhabits open prairies and foothills mostly farther west than the true prairie chicken with which it is often confused, that is light buff in color and barred and mottled with blackish, and that has the head slightly crested and the middle tail feathers somewhat elongated

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