Temporal range: Early Miocene to recent
|Male sage grouse|
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Tetraonidae Vigors, 1825
Grouse are a group of game birds from the order Galliformes. They are often considered a tribe Tetraonini in the family Phasianidae. The grouse are henlike terrestrial birds, their plumage is protectively shaded of brown, gray, and red. Entirely hidden by feathers, and also their legs are completely feathered.