Chinese grouse

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Chinese grouse
TetrastesSewerzowi.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Tetrastes
Species: T. sewerzowi
Binomial name
Tetrastes sewerzowi
Przewalski, 1876
Synonyms[2]
  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Bonasa sewerzowi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  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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