Utah Bird Profile
 Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus

Name Roots: (L. & Gr. bonasos, "the aurochs, a wild ox_ - L. umbellus, "a sunshade")

In Utah:

by Tim Avery

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a herbivore: upper-canopy forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in aspen and mountain riparian habitats.
How to find:  

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