Chinese grouse

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Chinese grouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Tetrastes
T. sewerzowi
Binomial name
Tetrastes sewerzowi
  • Bonasa sewerzowi

The Chinese grouse, also known as the Severtzov's grouse or black-breasted hazel grouse[2] (Tetrastes sewerzowi) is a grouse species closely related to the hazel grouse.

It is a sedentary bird which inhabits conifer-rich mixed montane forests of central China. The bird is very similar in appearance to the hazel grouse apart from less of a white stripe on the head and neck.

The bird is named after a Russian explorer and naturalist, Nikolai Alekseevich Severtzov.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Bonasa sewerzowi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22679497A119421341. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22679497A119421341.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Bonasa sewerzowi". Avibase.
  3. ^ Lockwood, W B (1993). The Oxford Dictionary of British Bird Names. OUP. ISBN 978-0198661962.

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