Utah Bird Profile
 Dusky (Blue) Grouse - Dendragapus obscurus

Name Roots: (Gr. dendron, "a tree"; agape, "lave" - L. obscurus, "dark")

In Utah:   
by Paul Higgins

Other Photos - ID / Song

characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a herbivore: upper-canopy forager.
Display Behavior - by Kris Purdy  
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in sub-alpine conifer and mountain shrub habitats.
How to find:  

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Occur. (FP)  

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