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Can anyone help me identify this bird? It is very large, about 21 inches long...


This morning when I got to work I found this huge and unfortunately dead bird on the deck. It had apparently flown into the window. It is some kind of grouse but it doesn't quite match any particular type. It has a yellow comb over the eyes which should mean it is a Blue Grouse but it is clearly not blue-gray or even close. Some Sharp-tailed Grouse have a yellow comb but this bird clearly has no sharp tail. It seems to match the size and description of a Spruce Grouse but they only have red combs and are not supposed to exist outside of Canada (I am in Montana.)

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