Grouse on Deer Mountain

This female Blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) was hanging out on a tree partway down the Deer Mountain summit trail. It didn't mind having people stare at it from fairly close range. As it turns out, this tolerance for people is a distinguishing characteristic of the females of this grouse species.

The Blue grouse is also known as the Dusky grouse.

July 2009.

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rdmc

rdmc - Aug 12, 2009 9:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot and...

... very interesting info.
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