December: "We can tell from the band numbers how many birds are present, and how many of these are survivors from each previous year of banding" (94). The ruffed grouse show the evolution and effects of the winter on the wildlife. Each species has a different lifespan, and to track this in the grouse, the bands are used.

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) is a bird hunted by Aldo during his October section. "There are two kinds of hunting: ordinary hunting, and ruffed-grouse hunting" (page The bird does look tasty, but is its hunting unparalleled?

Scottish Red Grouse

Scottish Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica), is a medium-sized bird of the grouse family which is found in heather moorland in Great Britain and Ireland.

Red Grouse on flowering heather,Lammermuir Hills,Scottish Borders

Red Grouse on flowering heather,Lammermuir Hills,Scottish Borders Start creating your own custom hand painted leather hand bag here.

Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) -- 20" (51cm) The shy, subtly plumaged birds of western pine and fir forests know as Blue Grouse were split into two species in 2006. The Pacific coastal species, Sooty Grouse (D. fuliginosus), lacks whitish markings above and has fewer rectrices that the interior species, Dusky Grouse. The two differ in courtship displays, but both are most easily located by the male's display calls in the spring.

Sooty Grouse displaying during mating season. The Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) is a species of forest-dwelling Grouse native to North America's Pacific Coast Ranges.

Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)

Prairie Ice, Listed as Threatened, endangered by habitat loss: needs undeveloped prairie habitat for breeding.

the gunnison sage grouse is the most biologically endangered bird species in all of continental north america

Gunnison Sage Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) is a species of grouse endemic to the United States. It is the most biologically endangered bird species in all of continental North America

Black Grouse (Lyrurus tetrix tetrix)

Why can I see my breath? — by Request BLACK GROUSE Tetrao tetrix ©Oliver Smart A black grouse lets off steam after a ferocious battle with a love rival. The feisty bird was hot under the collar after.

Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. It is sometimes known as French Partridge, to distinguish it from the Grey or English Partridge.

A Red-Legged Partridge, (Alectoris rufa.) A Game Bird of The Pheasant Family, Phasianidae of The Order: Galliformes, Gallinaceous Birds. It is Sometimes Known as: "French Partridge" to Distinguish it From The Gray or English Partridge.

Greater Sage-Grouse by m_Summers, via Flickr - New favorite animal. :O

animals-animals-animals: Greater Sage-grouse (by Mark Summers)

Richard Plasschaert Ruffed Grouse |

Richard Plasschaert Ruffed Grouse

In this Richard Plasschaert print a pair of RUFFED GROUSE take off in flight through the birch tree forest near of snow covered pine tree. This print is available unframed in an image size of