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Date of this Version

May 2008


From Grouse and Quails of North America, by Paul A. Johnsgard (Lincoln, NE, 1973 & 2008). Electronic edition copyright © 2008 Paul A. Johnsgard.


Bonasa umbellus ( Linnaeus) 1776
Other vernacular names: birch partridge, drummer, drumming grouse, long-tailed grouse, mountain pheasant, partridge, pine hen, pheasant, tippet, white-flesher, willow grouse, wood grouse, woods pheasant.
Range: Resident in the forested areas from central Alaska, central Yukon, southern Mackenzie, central Saskatchewan, central Manitoba, northern Ontario, southern Quebec, southern Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia south to northern California, northeastern Oregon, central Idaho, central Utah, western Wyoming, western South Dakota, northern North Dakota, Minnesota, central Arkansas, Tennessee, northern Georgia, western South Carolina, western North Carolina, northeastern Virginia, and western Maryland. Recently introduced in Nevada and Newfoundland

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