Ruffed Grouse

Bonasa umbellus Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Bonasa umbellus Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)

The state bird of Pennsylvania is named for the ruff of feathers around the neck. Males produce their drumming sound by cupping air under their wings and flapping at an increasingly rapid rate.

Laura's Published Works

Radio Programs

More Photos