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which have a sparse vegetation, due to frequent burning. A sparse, dry vegetation seems to be the deciding factor in determining the range of the sharp-tallod grouse. The sphagnum, slthough damp be. neath is dry on the surfact. During wet weather the grouse oould live on top of the dnea nte of latherleaf whlh grows extensive- ly in most bogs. In the West the sharp-tailed grse is more of a plains bird than a prairie bird. It Inhabited western North Dakota, western South Dakota, eastern Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska. Sine settlment It has mved eastward, probably due to cultivation, whioh has resulted in a sparser vegetation than formerly occurred. In Iowa the sharp-tail nested only in sandy areas where the vegetation was sparse, while the prairie chicken nested In the dense grass. It is probable that the sharp-tailed grouse did not nest in the original prairie areas of Wisconsin as they were probably mestly of the dense grass type. Rote also that the sharp-tailed grouse occurred in northeastern Illinois, which is the only part of the State that has sphagnum bogs. Food, Roost Cover, and Protective Cover of the Bog In Relation to $harp-Tailed Grus Jackson County Several flocks of sharp-tails were found In the vioinity of Birch Bluff in a large bog that f a reservoir for a cranberry farm. As they may be so here at all times of the year It is probable that a large bog provides everything that is neessary in the line of roost cow.er, protection aganst enemies and food for permanent residonce. However, bogs are generally bordered by swamps whiah furnish food in the form of alder atkins, white birh buds and catkins, willow buds and catkins, and mountain ash berries. The food eaten by the shar-tail in the bog proper consists during