The Puffed Grouse

Post, Timothy J.
October 2005
New York State Conservationist;Oct2005, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p15
This article features the ruffed grouse also known as partridges and which are year-round residents of New York. They can often be seen along the sides of gravel roads where they pick up grit to aid them in digestion. Male grouse are aggressively territorial throughout their adult lives. Generally solitary birds, ruffed grouse do not develop pair bonds, and one male may breed with several hens. They rarely live a full year, though a few will make it to three years.


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