The Black Grouse is a beautiful and rare species of gamebird. Males are often called Blackcocks, and the females are called Greyhens. Females tend to be 16 inches long weighing as much as 2.4 pounds, while males can grow up to 21 inches long and weigh as much as 3.2 pounds. Males will have black feathers mixed with red and white colors on their wings and wattle. Males are known for their lyre-shaped tails. The bird is known for their dove-like call.
The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest grouse (a bird species) in North America. Its range is sagebrush country in the western United States and Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. It was known as simply the sage grouse until the Gunnison sage-grouse was recognized as a separate species in 2000.