Genus DENDRAGAPUS

Genus DENDRAGAPUS.

AMERICAN CAPERCAILZIES.

Tail of eighteen feathers, subequal. Male with inflatable air-sac on each side of neck. Two species.

D. obscurus. Male 19 1/2". Female 17". The Dusky Capercailzie. Above smoky black, mixed brownish buff; below grey. Breast not barred. Mid tail with grey band.— Female: Breast-band buff. Tail with grey terminal band on laterals. Monogamous. Known also as " Blue Grouse," "Pine Grouse." S. Rocky Mountains. Eggs (1.9 x 1.4) creamy buff, dotted all over chestnut-brown.

D. fuliginosus, a subspecies distinguished from D. obscurus by the narrower tail-bands. N.W. Rocky Mountains.

D. richardsoni. Tail uniform black.— Female: No grey tail-band, E. Rocky Mountains.

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 DENDRAGAPUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
63
M_ID: 
1024
M_SN: 
Dendragapus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12635

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