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

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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.

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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