Genus PEDIOECETES

Genus PEDIOECETES.

SHARP-TAILED GROUSE.

Tail of eighteen feathers, wedge-shaped. Males with an inflatable air-sac on each side of neck. Two species.

P. phasianellus. Male 16 4/5". Female 16". The Northern S.T. Grouse. Above black, marked buff and white. Breast black, with white heart-shaped patch. British America. Seven to fourteen eggs (1.8 x 1.3), brown, spotted red-brown.

P. columbianus. Male 15". Female 14". The Columbian S. T. Grouse, or Prairie-Chicken. Above white and buff, marked black. Breast white, banded black. Plains of the United States.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus PEDIOECETES
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
63
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12638

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