This pie chart shows the relative likelihood of observing particular other species commonly observed near Centrocercus urophasianus
These species are those which most commonly occur in our observation database near Centrocercus urophasianus. Observations favor some phyla over others. Typically Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, and Arthropods are more common in the field than in our records.
Centrocercus urophasianus inhabits the shrubland ecosystems of south-eastern Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan) and western USA (Washington, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado)2,3. It is closely associated with sagebrush Artemesia habitats during the breeding and non-breeding seasons, although some populations do undergo seasonal movements2,3. Immense areas of its habitat have been cleared or degraded due to cultivation (for wheat, potatoes and other crops), burning and overgrazing, and the species has been extirpated from various parts of its former range (British Columbia, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona)3. Although the accurate estimation of trends is difficult, the rangewide breeding population was estimated as 142,000 individuals in 1998, clearly lower than historic levels1, and decline rates have been estimated at 50% or higher since 19664.
Canada; United States
List of Habitats:
3.4 Shrubland - Temperate
In sections below, we make some habitat inferences based on the known habitat preferences of those species most commonly associated with Centrocercus urophasianus.
alpine, montane, subalpine, temperate.
alpine meadows, boreal forest, cold desert, coniferous forests, cultivated areas, deciduous woods and forests, desert, desert scrub, disturbed sites, fence rows, fields, forest edges, forests, gardens, grasslands, hardwood forests, mature forests, meadows, montane forests, open forests, pasture, pine forests, rain forest, shrubby vegetation, steppes, subalpine meadows, thickets, tundra grassland.
dry slopes, flood plains, hillsides, mountain slopes, open slopes, pastureland, roadsides, rock outcrops, rocky ridges, rocky soils, sand dunes, scree, streamsides, urban areas, valleys.
clay, sandy areas, sandy soil, stony areas.
along rivers, bays, bogs, brackish water, ditches, dry areas, estuaries, flood plains, lagoon, lakes, marshes, ponds, river banks, rivers, saltwater, shores, stream banks, streams, swamps, swampy areas.
hillsides, rocky ridges, rocky slopes.