ANd color coordinated with the pine cone branch.
Thanks Noondueler....I went up Signal Mt to find some big wildlife (my twin saw a bear and cub, moose and elk there the night before). All I could find was this guy. Later on down the road near camp I found some elk and prong horn. Thanks for the comment and the vote. Happy Trails
Is a grouse the same as a ptarmigan? They look very much alike. Anyway, great photo!
Good question. I checked and the biggest difference is the tail. A ptarmigan has a narrow tail and a grouse can put it's tail feathers out much like a turkey. As for which one this falls under I don't know. I was looking for Bears and Moose that day so I did not hang out long enough to find out which one this bird is. Thanks for the comments and Happy Trails.
Oh okay thanks for the info! Happy trails to you too! :)