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Occurrence of Greater Sage-Grouse X Sharp-tailed Grouse hybrids in Alberta

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https://doi.org/10.1650/0010-5422(2001)103[0657:OOGSGS]2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

Two distinct grouse were regularly observed at two Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) leks in both 1999 and 2000 in southeastern Alberta. Physically and behaviorally, the birds exhibited characteristics of both Greater Sage-Grouse and Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), suggesting they were hybrids. DNA analyses of blood and feather samples indicated that both birds were males with Greater Sage-Grouse mothers and thus, fathers that were likely Sharp-tailed Grouse.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Occurrence of Greater Sage-Grouse X Sharp-tailed Grouse hybrids in Alberta
Series title:
Condor
DOI:
10.1650/0010-5422(2001)103[0657:OOGSGS]2.0.CO;2
Volume:
103
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cooper Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
657
Last page:
660
Country:
Canada
State:
Alberta