Grouse

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Grouse
Temporal range: Early Miocene to recent
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Male sage grouse
Centrocercus urophasianus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Tribe: Tetraonini
Leach, 1820
Genera

?Pucrasia
Meleagris
Bonasa
Tetrastes
Centrocercus
Dendragapus
Tympanuchus
Lagopus
Falcipennis
Canachites
Tetrao
Lyrurus

and see text

Synonyms

Tetraonidae Vigors, 1825
Tetraoninae 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.