Occurrence of Greater Sage-Grouse X Sharp-tailed Grouse hybrids in Alberta
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 Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Occurrence of Greater Sage-Grouse X Sharp-tailed Grouse hybrids in Alberta|
|Publisher||Cooper Ornithological Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Fort Collins Science Center|