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Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Pedioecetes phasianellus


Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada - Apr, 2004 © Harold Stiver  Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Colorado, USA - Apr 23, 2005 © Sarge Salman  Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Colorado, USA - Apr 23, 2005 © Sarge Salman 
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Alaska and nw. Canada; C. Canada and nc. United States;
Two populations;
Fragmented distribution in sw. range;
(1) C. Alaska to s. Yukon. N. British Columbia and n. Alberta.
(2) Ex. e. Yukon and Mackenzie.
(3) N. Saskatchewan, n. Manitoba, n. Ontario, and wc. Quebec.
(4) S. Manitoba, s. Ontario (Manitoulin Is.) to e. North Dakota, e. South Dakota, c. Minnesota, c. Wisconsin and n. Michigan.
Formerly s. to n. Illinois.
(5) Nc. Alberta and c. Saskatchewan s. to Wyoming, ec. Colorado, and c. Nebraska.
Formerly s. to Kansas and n. Texas.
(6) Sw. Canada (nc. British Columbia) and nw. United States (e. Washington to c. Utah, and ex. nw. Colorado).
(7) N. New Mexico.
Formerly in e. Oregon, and n. California.
North America n. of Mexican border;
Summer and winter: C. ALK, and sw. YUK. Ne. and se. YUK, nw. to sc. MAC, ne. BCO, ALB, n. SAS, n. MAN, nw. and ne. ONT, and nw. QUE s. in nc. WAS, wc. MON, e. WYO, ex. nw. COL (Steamboat Springs), NDK, SDK, n. NEB, n. MIN, n. WIS, and n. MIC (Upper Peninsula). Two isolated populations in cw. IDH, and e. IDH and w. WYO;


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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


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