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- adj. Resembling a grouse or some aspect of one.
Admittedly, locals frequently describe these grouselike birds as being "dumb as rocks," but felling a highly nomadic bird with a bow seemed no more or less crazy than gambling on gold dust or a hole in the ground.
They have a cutting, swooping flight like pigeons but they make that grouselike cackle, and with the lesser bustard and the teal, there is no bird to beat them for pan, the griddle or the oven.
Its summer plumage is rather grouselike above, with a good deal of rufous brown; the back becomes much more grey in autumn; almost all the feathers of the winter plumage are white.
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