I think it might be more appropriate to call it the sooty blue grouse. Then everybody would know what it is. When I looked this up, thinking I didn’t know what a sooty grouse was, I found out that the name just changed. Blue grouse have split into two species – the sooty grouse and the dusky grouse.
Now you know.
Scott Gardner, CDFW Wildlife Branch, (916) 801-6257
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958
A painting of a sooty grouse has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2013 Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting by Broderick Crawford of Clayton, Ga., will become the official design for the 2013-2014 stamp.
“I was elated to win,” said Crawford, a professional wildlife artist. “I did an out of focus background which really makes the image jump out at you.”
The competition was sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Artists submitted their own original depiction of a sooty grouse. The setting and details were determined by the individual artists, but entries had to include at least one adult sooty grouse and if background detail was included in the design it needed to be accurate and representative of the species’ natural…
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