Ruffed Grouse

Scientific: Bonasa umbellus
Norwegian: Kragejerpe

The Ruffed Grouse has short legs, fan shaped tail, and is 16-20 inches in height. They are seen in forested areas of conifers or deciduous trees and reside here year round. Their nest is a hollowed out site at the base of a tree, or under log, and lined with available materials and grouse feathers. They eat seeds and insects found on the ground, or tree buds in early spring.