American ruffed grouse drumming


This video from Canada says about itself:

Ontario FeederWatch – Ruffed Grouse and Blue Jay, October 26, 2015

29 October 2015

You don’t need to go to exotic locals to watch wildlife drama; just watch the birds at your feeder or tune into BirdCam’s live Ontario FeederWatch Cam. Here, a group of Evening Grosbeak make way for a Ruffed Grouse who seems quite determined to keep his bird feeder throne despite a pesky Blue Jay.

Male Ruffed Grouse performs his drumming display on a resonant, fallen log in the forest

A video from the USA which used to be on YouTube used to say about itself:

15 September 2016

Male Ruffed Grouse performs his drumming display on a resonant, fallen log in the forest. Drumming announces a male’s territory and his desire for a mate. Ruffed Grouse thrive in young forests. Wildfires once created that type of habitat. The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) is a medium-sized grouse occurring in forests from the Appalachian Mountains across Canada to Alaska. It is non-migratory. It is the only species in the genus Bonasa.

The ruffed grouse is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “partridge“, an unrelated phasianid, and occasionally confused with the grey partridge, a bird of open areas rather than woodlands.

Phasianidae: here.

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