This adult female was accompanied by three chicks. Working their way through the brush I saw them eat the tips of Common Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) buds and mariposa lily flowers (Calochortus sp).
Sequoia National Forest
eBird checklistS29861715:Dendragapus fuliginosus
eBird checklistS29877489:Dendragapus fuliginosus
eBird checklistS29861723:Dendragapus fuliginosus
The Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) is a species of forest-dwelling grouse native to North America's Pacific Coast Ranges. It is closely related to the Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus), and the two were previously considered a single species, the Blue Grouse.