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Three greater sage grouse males lekking. Two are displaying and one is flying off

Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)

  • Found in Utah and other western states and provinces

  • Obligates to sagebrush ecosystems

  • Require vast expanses of contiguous sagebrush habitat

  • Are the largest grouse species in North America

  • High conservation concern, but not currently listed under the Endangered Species Act (1973)

A single Male Gunnison sage grouse displaying on a lek

Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus minimus)

  • Only found in Colorado and Utah

  • Determined to be a separate species from greater sage-grouse in 2000

  • Distinct breeding display by males and one-third smaller than the greater sage-grouse

  • sagebrush ecosystem obligate

  • In 2014, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (1973)

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