Ruffed Grouse
(Bonasa umbellus)

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Bonasa umbellus
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Status in Captivity: Perhaps the most commonly seen grouse species in aviaries.

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Interesting Facts: The Ruffed Grouse is the state bird of Pennsylvania.


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Bibliography and Further Reading

  • Hayes, LB. 1995. Upland Game Birds: Their Breeding and Care. Leland Hayes, Valley Center, CA.
  • Madge, S., McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
  • Mullarney, K., Svensson, L., Zetterström, D., Grant, P.J. 1999. Birds of Europe. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.




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