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Ruffed Grouse
(Bonasa umbellus)

        
By Oregon DFW [CC BY-SA 2.0], via WC
 

Ruffed Grouse Information

Length: 16 - 19"
 
Habitat: Deciduous or mixed forests with some dense underbrush; overgrown shrubby fields, old orchards, or brushy field edges. Favors early-stage forests such as those created by logging or forest fires.

Diet: Seeds, leaves, buds, catkins, and other vegetation; wild
fruits, berries, and nuts; some insects, spiders, small reptiles and amphibians.

 
Identification tips for Ruffed Grouse
 
Sounds of the Ruffed Grouse
 
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Ruffed Grouse Breeding Map Ruffed Grouse Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
 
 
Additional Photos and Information:
 
Audubon Field Guide
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and sounds.

Ruffed Grouse Society
Photos of Ruffed Grouse, range, description, biology, habitat, population and sounds.
 
     
   

 

 


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