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A male ruffled grouse [Bonasa umbellus] displays his banded, fan-shaped tail feathers.

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Description:
When a ruffed grouse flushes from underfoot, the loud sound can startle even experienced outdoors people. This woodland bird is the most popular of Minnesota's upland game birds. Noted for its muffled drumming sounds during the spring mating season, the ruffed grouse is present in Minnesota forests from Iowa to Manitoba.

For additional information, see: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/birds/ruffedgrouse.html.

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