As the festive season reaches its crescendo, the twelfth day of Birdorable brings the rhythmic beat of 12 Drumming Ruffed Grouse! Our celebration of avian charm wraps up today by welcoming the Ruffed Grouse into the Birdorable family. Echoing the classic line "Twelve Drummers Drumming" from the beloved... Read more »
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.