Gunnison grouse

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Gunnison grouse
Centrocercus minimus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Centrocerus
Binomial name
Centrocercus minimus
Gunnison Grouse Centrocercus minimus distribution map 3.png
Gunnison sage-grouse range[2][3]

The Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) is a species of grouse. It is endemic to the United States. It looks like the closely related greater sage-grouse but is about a third smaller. It has much thicker plumes behind the head. It also has a less elaborate courtship dance. It lives in the western half of Colorado and eastern Utah.[2]It lives most in the Gunnison Basin region in Colorado.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Centrocercus minimus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 BirdLife International and NatureServe (2014) Bird Species Distribution Maps of the World. 2012. Centrocercus minimus. In: IUCN 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. http://www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 30 May 2015.
  3. National Geophysical Data Center, 1999. Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) v.1. Hastings, D. and P.K. Dunbar. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52R3PMS [access date: 2015-03-16].