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spruce grouse
Falcipennis canadensis is sometimes called the Fool Hen because of its lack of fear of humans. Males sometimes aggressively charge at the legs of hikers; females (shown here) are known for a subtle version of the old broken-wing trick, leading people away from a nest or chicks by walking along the middle of the trail just out of reach. This one, however, mostly ignored us, feeding on leaves - bunchberry and goldthread - until we got within a few feet, at which point it calmly walked away.

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nartrebSubmitted by nartreb
on Jun 2, 2010 10:53 pm

Image ID: 626269
Hits: 2724 
Lat/Lon: 44.20310°N / 71.3747°W
Object Title: spruce grouse

Image Type(s): Wildlife