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Ruffed Grouse

Bonasa umbellus


Stocky brown and white mottled bird. There is a crest on the head, and they are pale underneath.


Found high in a tree along a road, it was doing a fairly poor job of balancing on the skinny tree limbs. Found in a snow-covered bog with mostly spruce trees.

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Hema 4 years ago

lovely catch.Great to see them on a tree.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Lovely pictures!

triggsturner 4 years ago

What a cool little bird! Love it.

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Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Feb 9, 2017
Submitted on Feb 22, 2017

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