Greater sage-grouse(Centrocercus urophasianus) Birds facts Guide Photos and Eggs Images

Greater sage-grouse(Centrocercus urophasianus)

The Greater sage-grouse birds belong from the country in the western United States and southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Here you will see the attractive Greater sage-grouse Birds facts Guide Photos and Eggs Images. 

This is the largest Grouse Bird in North America. They are also known as only sage grouse. The Greater sage-grouse bird permanent habitat for grounds.  The Greater sage-grouse bird females are little bit look like as a Spruce Grouse Bird and Ruffed Grouse

Greater sage-grouse Birds

Greater sage grouse facts

Appearance

  • The adult bird has a long, pointed tail and legs with plumage on the toes.
  • They also have a yellow patch over the eyes.
  • The body is cover with the grey feathers with white plumage on a breast.
  • Greater sage-grouse males have a dark brown throat and a black belly.
  • They also have two yellowish sacs on the neck and it is turgid during courtship.
  • The adult females birds have blotchy gray-brown feathers on the body.
  • The throat is cover with light brown plumage and dark belly

Greater sage grouse male and female image

Greater sage-grouse birds Specification 
Scientific name Centrocercus urophasianus
Other names  Sage grouse
Length Male:26 to 30 inches
Female: 19 to 23 inches
Weight Male:  4 to 7 pounds
Female:  2 to 4 pounds
Average Lifespan  9 years
   

Greater sage-grouse habitat

This Greater sage-grouse birds only live in sagebrush grassland of western North America. They are usually built their nest in sagebrush steppe, rabbitbrush, greasewood, and grassy areas. The Greater sage-grouse birds also live in broad ridgetops, grassy swales, dry lakebeds, and burned areas.

Greater sage grouse habitat photo

Food

The h bird likes to eats leaves(sagebrush), buds, flowers, forbs, and insects. They are mostly eating sagebrush plants leaves in every year. The female birds are used Herbaceous dicots before egg laying. 

The small chicks of this bird eat insects, ants, and beetles. They are not easily digested sagebrush and forbs. 

Greater sage grouse female bird eat grass

Nesting

The female bird creates their nest by using leaves, grasses, forbs, small twigs, and feathers. Greater sage-grouse female plucks feathers from her breast.

They scraped into the soft soil and make bowl-shaped nests. The nest is 8 inches across and 2–4 inches deep. They like to create their nest on the ground and under a sagebrush shrub. 

Greater sage grouse nest image

 

Eggs

Greater sage-grouse eggs  Specification
Clutch Size 4–11 eggs
Egg Length 2.2–2.3 in
5.5–5.8 cm
Egg Width 1.5–1.5 in
3.8–3.9 cm
Incubation Period 25–29 days
   

Greater sage grouse eggs in nest photo

Sound

Greater sage-grouse Birds Photos

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