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Sage-Grouse at Different Ages

Photo of newly-hatched chick.
Chicks walk upon hatching and can fly short distances within weeks.

Photo: copyright Cameron L. Aldridge

Photo of 5-week-old chick.
In five weeks, chicks are similar in size to a meadowlark and can fly longer distances.
Photo of juvenile sage-grouse.
Juveniles under 1 year resemble females in size but are paler. This juvenile was photographed in August.