Okay Kiddies, since you were all getting a bit too cocky on the last few posts of “name that critter” I decided to make this one a bit more difficult. This picture was taken by a very good friend of mine who has kindly let me use it. So now for the big question…what type of bird is this and where is it found. Please make your guesses in blog comment section so all can see. Good luck!
This one was a bit tough but some of you got very close, it is a:
Sage Grouse / Sharp Tailed Grouse Hybrid
This picture was taken my good friend Erika Peckham a Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife biologist. She stated “It exhibited physical attributes and courtship behaviors of both species, but it didn’t represent either species very well.”
OK..the correct answer is…and you are going to hit me for this one but I needed revenge! is….Sage Grouse/Sharp-Tailed Grouse Hybrid Spotted in Crook County WY
Looks like a Grouse
Thinking Alberta Sharp Tail
It’s a prairie chicken and the pic was taken Minnesota.
nope, no cigar!
It’s a prarie chicken probably in Kansas or Nebraska judging by the cow pie near it
Its actually a hybrid in Wyoming