Utah Bird Profile
  Greater Sage-Grouse - Centrocercus urophasianus

Name Roots: (Gr. kentron, "a point"; kerkos, "tail" - oura, "tail"; phasianos, "pheasant")

In Utah:  
characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a herbivore: ground forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in shrubsteppe habitat.

by Brian L. Currie

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