Ruffled Grouse

While listening to the dawn chorus recordings from the forest habitat in the audio clip below you can hear the drumming of a Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus). The pictures to the right and the video below show the Grouse drumming along a log. During mating season the Ruffed Grouse can be heard “drumming” his wings throughout the day. A snapshot of him running across the log bridge is pictured to the right.

Listen to a Grouse drumming:

Time Stamp      Bird Call
0:01:16              Woodpecker
0:13:38              Ruffed Grouse

We have samples of the dawn chorus in three different habitats and have linked a few of them to our bird web pages. We have some great sound clips.

Videos: Ruffled Grouse Drumming