- Selasphorus rufus
The Ruffed Grouse is a species of grouse native to parts of North America. Male and female Ruffed Grouse are similar, though the species does have two distinct color morphs. Our cute Birdorable Ruffed Grouse is of the brown morph.
Male Ruffed Grouse use a courting technique known as "drumming" to attract females. They beat their wings to make the noise.
Ruffed Grouse prefer to spend much of their time on the ground, only taking flight at the last possible moment when flushed. They are known to have an extremely varied diet, taking small prey items as well as plant material.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 12 December 2010|
|Scientific Name||Bonasa umbellus|
(as of 28 November 2016)
|Range||North America United States (West) United States (East)|