Ruffed Grouse Birds Likely to be Observed in Oregon

Location in Oregon
Blue is Winter range - Red is Summer range
Purple is Year-round range - Yellow is Migration range

Ruffed Grouse range

Ruffed Grouse

Bonasa umbellus - Usually fairly common, but the population is variable. A summer resident of clearings in open woods; winters in conifers. Two color phases occur, gray and red, differing mainly in the tones of the finely barred tail with its black terminal band. The male attracts females by display pattern and by 'drumming' the air with rapidly beating wings, producing an accelerating hollow roll.

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