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The ruffed grouse is a medium-sized grouse occurring in forests from the Appalachian Mountains across Canada to Alaska. It is non-migratory.

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.

The ruffed grouse is the state bird of Pennsylvania, USA.

Similar species: Chicken-like Birds
Species identified by mossy rock studio
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Uploaded Jul 1, 2018. Captured Jun 28, 2018 17:22 in NF-4630, Estacada, OR 97023, USA.
  • X-T2
  • f/7.6
  • 1/105s
  • ISO200
  • 485.8mm