Genus BONASA

Genus BONASA.

RUFFED GROUSE.

Tarsi partially feathered. Tail of eighteen feathers. Frilled ruff on each side of neck. One species.

B. umbellus. Male 17". Female 16". The Ruffed Grouse. Plumage subject to great climatic variation. Males never congregate during breeding season. E. United States. Eight to fourteen eggs, pale buff, spotted pale brown. Besides this species (the lighter rufous), there are—a darker rufous variety, locally known as B. sabinii, in the W.; a lighter grey, B. umbelloides, in the Central Rocky Mountains; and a darker form, with dusky breast-bars more defined, from British Columbia.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus BONASA
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
63
M_ID: 
957
M_SN: 
Bonasa
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12639

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