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One of the largest bibliographies of sage grouse literature available online

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The greater sage-grouse, a candidate species for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 has experienced population declines across its range in the sagebrush steppe ecosystems of western North America. Sage-grouse now occupy only 56% of their pre-settlement range, though they still occur in 11 western states and 2 Canadian provinces.

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AN IMPROVED SPOTLIGHTING TECHNIQUE FOR CAPTURING SAGE GROUSEWAKKINEN, WL1992

AN IMPROVED SPOTLIGHTING TECHNIQUE FOR CAPTURING SAGE GROUSE

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WAKKINEN, WL; REESE, KP; CONNELLY, JW; FISCHER, RA

Year Published

1992

Publication

Wildlife Society Bulletin

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LEK FORMATION IN SAGE GROUSE - THE EFFECT OF FEMALE CHOICE ON MALE TERRITORY SETTLEMENTGIBSON, RM1992

LEK FORMATION IN SAGE GROUSE - THE EFFECT OF FEMALE CHOICE ON MALE TERRITORY SETTLEMENT

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GIBSON, RM

Year Published

1992

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Animal Behaviour

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Movements, Survival, and Reproduction of Sage Grouse Translocated into Central IdahoMUSIL, DD1993

Movements, Survival, and Reproduction of Sage Grouse Translocated into Central Idaho

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The success of translocations to restore sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations remains equivocal. Thus, we translocated 196 sage grouse to the Sawtooth Valley, Idaho, during March-April 1986-87 to determine whether translocated birds would survive and reproduce. Movements of 44 radio-tagged birds were extensive during the first 3-6 weeks post-release, and average distances from the release site for 10 females (5.3 +/- 0.9 km) were greater (P < 0.05) than those for 5 males (3.2 +/- 1.0 km). Four of 17 (24%) radio-tagged birds in 1986 and 11 of 27 (41%) in 1987 survived into the summer. Survival was lower (P < 0.0001) for 36 radio-marked and 8 patagial-tagged birds during the first 3 weeks post-release than during weeks 4-22 for 1986 and 1987. Five new leks were established by translocated birds. Seven nests of translocated hens averaged 3.6 +/- 0.2 km from the release site and 3 produced 14 young. Our data suggest that translocation can be useful in restoring sage grouse populations to suitable habitat.

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MUSIL, DD; CONNELLY, JW; REESE, KP

Year Published

1993

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The Journal of Wildlife Management

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10.2307/3809004

Nesting-Area Fidelity of Sage Grouse in Southeastern IdahoFISCHER, RA1993

Nesting-Area Fidelity of Sage Grouse in Southeastern Idaho

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Centrocercus urophasianus; fidelity; Idaho; lek; nesting; radio-telemetry; Sage Grouse

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FISCHER, RA; APA, AD; WAKKINEN, WL; REESE, KP; CONNELLY, JW

Year Published

1993

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The Condor: Ornithological Applications

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10.2307/1369442

Renesting by Sage Grouse in Southeastern IdahoCONNELLY, JW1993

Renesting by Sage Grouse in Southeastern Idaho

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Centrocercus urophasianus; Idaho;, nesting; radio-telemetry; renesting; reproduction; Sage Grouse

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CONNELLY, JW; FISCHER, RA; APA, AD; REESE, KP; WAKKINEN, WL

Year Published

1993

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The Condor: Ornithological Applications

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10.2307/1369443

Use of Remote Sensing Methods in Modelling Sage Grouse Winter HabitatHOMER, CG1993

Use of Remote Sensing Methods in Modelling Sage Grouse Winter Habitat

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Populations of Rich County, Utah sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) have been declining in recent years. Because loss of winter habitat is a suspected factor, we used Landsat Thematic Mapper data to model structural and compositional attributes of sage grouse winter habitat over a 2,548-km2 area in Rich County, 1989-90. Of the 7 shrub and 1 no-shrub classes delineated from the Thematic Mapper, sage grouse preferred 3, avoided 3, and demonstrated no preference for the remaining 2. To determine if the model could be extrapolated to other unsampled areas, we tested model validity with 2 independent data sets from the northern and southern ends of the county. Model fit was excellent (P = 0.984). The successful development of this Geographic Information System model demonstrates the future capability of remote sensing/Geographic Information System applications to model structural and compositional attributes of wildlife habitat over large spatial scales.

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HOMER, CG; EDWARDS, TC; RAMSEY, RD; PRICE, KP

Year Published

1993

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The Journal of Wildlife Management

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10.2307/3809003

OBSERVATIONS OF WINTERING GYRFALCONS (FALCO-RUSTICOLUS) HUNTING SAGE GROUSE (CENTROCERCUS-UROPHASIANUS) IN WYOMING AND MONTANA USAGARBER, CS1993

OBSERVATIONS OF WINTERING GYRFALCONS (FALCO-RUSTICOLUS) HUNTING SAGE GROUSE (CENTROCERCUS-UROPHASIANUS) IN WYOMING AND MONTANA USA

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GARBER, CS; MUTCH, BD; PLATT, S

Year Published

1993

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Journal of Raptor Research

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SUMMER HABITAT USE AND SELECTION BY FEMALE SAGE GROUSE (CENTROCERCUS-UROPHASIANUS) IN OREGONGREGG, MA1993

SUMMER HABITAT USE AND SELECTION BY FEMALE SAGE GROUSE (CENTROCERCUS-UROPHASIANUS) IN OREGON

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Cover types and vegetative characteristics (e.g., grasses, forbs, shrubs) used by female Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) during summer were compared with available habitat on hr on study areas in southeastern Oregon. Broodless hens, which constituted 114 of the 125 (91%) radio-marked hens studied, selected big (Artemisia tridentata subspp.) and low sagebrush (A, arbuscula) cover types at both study areas. At Hart Mountain, broodless hens did not select specific vegetative characteristics within cover types. However, at Jackass Creek, forb cover was greater (P = .004) at broodless hen sites than at random locations. Differences in habitat use by broodless hens between study areas were associated with differences in forb availability. Broodless hens used a greater diversity of cover types than hens with broods. Broodless hens gathered in flocks and remained separate from but near hens with broods during early summer. By early July broodless hens moved to meadows while hens with broods remained in upland habitats.

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GREGG, MA; CRAWFORD, JA; DRUT, MS

Year Published

1993

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Great Basin Naturalist

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Antelope, sage grouse, and Neotropical migrants.Rothwell, Reg.1993

Antelope, sage grouse, and Neotropical migrants.

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Rothwell, Reg.

Year Published

1993

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U S Forest Service

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Phenotypic divergence of secondary sexual traits among sage grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, populationsYOUNG, JR1994

Phenotypic divergence of secondary sexual traits among sage grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, populations

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Sage grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, in an isolated montane basin near Gunnison, Colorado differ in several morphological and behavioural traits from conspecifics studied in other areas of the species' range. Both sexes in Gunnison are smaller than sage grouse elsewhere, and males possess differences in feather morphology as well. The mating behaviour of male sage grouse in three populations was examined to determine whether male strut displays of Gunnison sage grouse were behaviourally distinct. Behavioural analyses revealed Gunnison males perform strut displays at a slower rate than males in the two other sage grouse populations sampled. In addition, Gunnison males' strut displays contain unique visual and acoustical aspects. The most distinguishing attributes of Gunnison sage grouse were male secondary sexual characteristics including traits that correlate with mating success in other populations. Thus, phenotypic differences observed in the Gunnison population represent a divergence in expression of traits that are likely to be influenced by sexual selection. Recent models of speciation suggest that species characterized by intense sexual selection, such as those with lek mating systems, have the potential for rapid inter-populational divergence in male traits and female preferences leading to speciation.

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YOUNG, JR; HUPP, JW; BRADBURY, JW; BRAUN, CE

Year Published

1994

Publication

Animal Behaviour

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10.1006/anbe.1994.1183

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