female or perhaps a young molting male (Alaska, USA; 2009-05-07)

Spruce Grouse
Falcipennis canadensis

Native Range: North America

Notes: a tame bird that inhabits dense spruce woods with mossy ground; incredibly well camoflaged; some sexual dimorphism, with breeding male having a black neck and breast.

female; strong blotching and barring (Alaska, USA; 2009-05-07)

frontal view; quite terrestrial in habit (Alaska, USA; 2009-05-07)

georgeous camoflage (Alaska, USA; 2009-05-07)

some rufous near tip of tail (Alaska, USA; 2009-05-07)