Utah Bird Profile
 Sharp-tailed Grouse - Tympanuchus phasianellus

Name Roots: (Gr. tympanon, "a drum"; ML. nucha, "neck" - Gr. phasianellus, "little pheasant")

In Utah:   
by Brian L. Currie

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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: ground forager.

Habitat: Breeds in Utah in shrubsteppe and grassland habitats.
How to find:  

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