sharp-tailed grouse

/shahrp"tayld'/
a grouse, Pedioecetes phasianellus, of prairies and open forests of western North America, similar in size to the prairie chicken but with a more pointed tail. Also called sprigtail.
[1775-85, Amer.]

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