Ruffed Grouse

Bonasa umbellus

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, Old World Quail (Phasianidae)

Code 4

RUGR

Code 6

BONUMB

ITIS

HEAD

Ruffed Grouse Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Hazel brown.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Streaked, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown to red-brown.
  • Forehead Color: Gray-brown to red-brown.
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown to red-brown.
  • Throat Color: Gray-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Ruffed Grouse Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 43 cm (17 in)
  • Weight: 635 g (22.4 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Brown barred.
  • Upperparts: Scaled brown.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Ruffed Grouse Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong rapid flight with several quick wing strokes.
  • Wingspan Range: 56-64 cm (22-25 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Multiband red-brown to gray with wide dark sub terminal band and white tip.
  • Under Tail: Multiband red-brown to gray with wide dark sub terminal band and white tip.
  • Leg Color: Olive-gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X