Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Grouse :: Spruce Grouse

Spruce Grouse Falcipennis canadensis

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Franklin's Grouse, American Spruce-grouse, Canada Grouse, Taiga Grouse
Old scientific name(s): Dendragapus canadensis, Canachites canadensis


Taylor Head Provincial Park, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada - May 18, 2003 © Richard Stern  Taylor Head Provincial Park, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada - May 18, 2003 © Richard Stern 
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N. North America;
(1) N. Alaska (Yukon Valley and Kowak Valley), and nw. Canada (n. Yukon, w. and s. Mackenzie to the Great Slave Lake and Lake Athabaska).
(2) S. Alaska from the base of the Alaskan Peninsula (Bristol Bay to Cook Inlet, and Prince William Sound).
(3) Se. Alaska and n. British Columbia.
(4) Wc. Canada from c. and se. Alberta, c. Saskatchewan, s. Keewatin, ne. Manitoba, n. Ontario, n. Quebec including Labrador.
Introduced in Newfoundland.
(5) Nova Scotia.
(6) Sc. Canada (s. Manitoba e. to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) and n. and ne. United States (n. Minnesota, n. Wisconsin, ne. Michigan, n. New York (Adirondacks), n. New Hampshire and Maine).
(7) Se. Alaska, w. Canada (c. British Columbia, wc. Alberta) s. to the nw. United States through the n. Rocky Mountains of n. Oregon, c. and se. Idaho, nw. Montana and possibly nw. Wyoming).
North America n. of Mexican border;
Summer and winter: forested w. and c. ALK, n. YUK, n. MAC, ex. sw. KEE s. in interior BCO, n. WAS (Cascades), ne. ORG, c. IDH, w. MON, w. to ce. ALB, c. SAS, s. MAN, ONT, ex. n. WIS, Upper Peninsula and ex. n. MIC, nc. QUE, LAB, NFD, w. PEI, NBR, NSC (Taylor Head Provincial Park, Halifax), ne. NYK, ex. n. VER, n. NHP, and c. MAE.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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