Have you Seen Bizarre Looking Birds Called Sage Grouse?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Sage Grouse Male (credit to Sierra Club)

When I posted a strange animal called as a three-toed Sloth, all of us never saw it in nature. Please re-visit previous post: Have You Ever Seen a three-toed Sloth in the Nature? 

Here, we talk about another odd animal, Sage Grouse. As of above photo is male of sage grouse.

The strange and interesting that a male attracts females by popping sound produced from very big air sacs which locate in his front chest.

Many females will choose the most dominant male with sizes (weight and lengths) twice more than their own.

The normal weight for males are 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) and 3 pound (1.4 kg) for females. The length size is 28 inches (71 cm) for male and 21 inches (53 cm) for female sage grouses. 


A male with a female (credit to Utah Public Radio)

Sage grouse birds occupy shrub-land across North America and Canada. In America, the birds could be found in:

- California
- Nevada
- Idaho
- Montana
- Washington
- Oregon
- Wyoming
- Colorado
- Utah
- South Dakota
- North Dakota

Two species of birds cover about 190 million acres of American 11 states and two Canadian provinces:
- Greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)
- Gunnison sage grouse (Centrocercus minimus).

Unfortunately that population of both species are decreasing in nature. Greater sage grouse is included as near threatened species.

The number of Gunnison sage grouse is extremely low, around 1,700 birds left only in natures, thus categorized as endangered, brink of extinction species.

Finally, have you seen bizarre looking birds called Sage Grouse in nature or in zoo?

49 comments:

  1. This bird is truly looks bizarre and funny.
    I have never seen this bird before.

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    1. yes, indeed...odd

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      Sage Grouse Male (credit to Sierra Club)

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  3. What a very interesting looking bird. I've never seen one.

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  4. Have I ever Seen a Sage Grouse? No. I have never heard of them either. Thank you for sharing this interesting information.

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  5. I have never heard about this bird before :)

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  6. That bird looks so cool and bizarre but also beautiful in some unique way. For the first time I saw it. Thank you for sharing. You always present such a unique things on your blog.

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  7. Beautiful Sage Grouse struttering his stuff.

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  8. I have never seen and even heard about this bird- it looks lovely xx

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  9. I have seen one some years ago, they are cute!

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      - California

      - Nevada

      - Idaho

      - Montana

      - Washington

      - Oregon

      - Wyoming

      - Colorado

      - Utah

      - South Dakota

      - North Dakota

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  10. Never saw it in my life!! weird!!
    xoxo

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      Two species of birds cover about 190 million acres of American 11 states and two Canadian provinces:
      - Greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)
      - Gunnison sage grouse (Centrocercus minimus).

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  11. I see these birds for the first time - but they are fascinating ☺
    Regards
    Lili

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    1. glad to know you have been seen this bird

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      Unfortunately that population of both species are decreasing in nature. Greater sage grouse is included as near threatened species.

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  12. I think this bird is pretty neat! I remember learning about it on a nature TV show. Sorry to hear that it is on the endangered list.

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      Sage Grouse Male (credit to Sierra Club)

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  15. It's a big deal in my home state of Idaho. People want it to be the state bird.

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  16. Here in the UK we have related bird called a Capercaille that has a similarly strange display that involves complicated and loud calling. But it works in attracting females. I must try it sometime!

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    1. glad to know similar bird in UK

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  17. Hello, Love the Sage Grouse images. It is a cool looking bird. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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      The strange and interesting that a male attracts females by popping sound produced from very big air sacs which locate in his front chest.

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  18. que pájaro mas diferentes con esas bolas delante, ¿que son? ¿su garganta?

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      Many females will choose the most dominant male with sizes (weight and lengths) twice more than their own.

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  19. I have never seen this bird 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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      Have you Seen Bizarre Looking Birds Called Sage Grouse?

      The normal weight for males are 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) and 3 pound (1.4 kg) for females. The length size is 28 inches (71 cm) for male and 21 inches (53 cm) for female sage grouses.

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  20. Hi Tanza,
    I have never seen this bizarre and beatiful bird. I would like to see it. Thank you for sharing and giving me the opportunit to see it.
    kisses
    Chris


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      A male with a female (credit to Utah Public Radio)

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  22. I have never seen this bird before.

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      Sage grouse birds occupy shrub-land across North America and Canada. In America, the birds could be found in:

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  23. I have seen a few, but then I lived for nearly a dozen years in the West, mainly Utah, and spent a lot of time outdoors.

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      - California
      - Nevada
      - Idaho
      - Montana
      - Washington
      - Oregon
      - Wyoming
      - Colorado
      - Utah
      - South Dakota
      - North Dakota

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  24. What a unique bird. I have not seen one of these before!

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Have you Seen Bizarre Looking Birds Called Sage Grouse?

      Two species of birds cover about 190 million acres of American 11 states and two Canadian provinces:

      - Greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)
      - Gunnison sage grouse (Centrocercus minimus).

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