Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Birds 
Thread started 14 Sep 2010 (Tuesday) 19:03
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Ruffed Grouse or Pheasant ???

 
MakeMeShutter
Goldmember
Avatar
1,343 posts
Likes: 26
Joined Jan 2009
Location: Upstate New York
     
Sep 14, 2010 19:03 |  #1

I came upon this bird today while out shooting on the back raods of New York.

I believe it to be a ruffed grouse, can someone confirm that is what it is?

IMAGE: http://www.shawnkrausphoto.com/Galleries/GALLIFORMES/Game-Birds/Ruffed-Grouse-1/1158919941_E6ZWf-L-10.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.shawnkrausp​hoto.com …rm5#1158919941_​E6ZWf-A-LB  (external link)

IMAGE: http://www.shawnkrausphoto.com/Galleries/GALLIFORMES/Game-Birds/Ruffed-Grouse-2/1158712003_x5aML-L-10.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.shawnkrausp​hoto.com …rm5#1158712003_​x5aML-A-LB  (external link)

New York Dragonflies (external link)
NYDragonflies.com

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Wallace ­ River
" ...a bit of a pervy voyeur "
Avatar
12,364 posts
Gallery: 120 photos
Best ofs: 5
Likes: 2805
Joined Jul 2010
Location: Wallace, Nova Scotia
     
Sep 14, 2010 19:09 |  #2

I can only say it sure doesn't look like a pheasant. Grouse? Maybe, if that's a crest on its head......


IAN - Living life on the shores of the Wallace River in northern Nova Scotia, Canada :
Canon 1D4, 1D-X, almost enough glass.
My Flickr (external link). http://ianmurray.zenfo​lio.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ajosteve
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
16,468 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Sep 2007
Location: Grand Canyon Arizona
     
Sep 14, 2010 19:22 |  #3

Don't know what it is, but those are some beautiful shots of this pretty bird! Nice capture Shawn.


Steve

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MakeMeShutter
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,343 posts
Likes: 26
Joined Jan 2009
Location: Upstate New York
     
Sep 14, 2010 19:46 |  #4

Wallace River wrote in post #10909587 (external link)
I can only say it sure doesn't look like a pheasant. Grouse? Maybe, if that's a crest on its head......

Thanks Wallace River,
I am going to assume it to be a Ruffed Grouse.

ajosteve wrote in post #10909672 (external link)
Don't know what it is, but those are some beautiful shots of this pretty bird! Nice capture Shawn.

Thanks ajosteve.:)


New York Dragonflies (external link)
NYDragonflies.com

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
csquared63
Goldmember
Avatar
1,562 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2005
Location: Western New York
     
Sep 14, 2010 21:17 |  #5

Definitely a ruffed grouse. Female ring-necked pheasants have plain-colored breasts. Very nice photos!


-Carl
My Galleries (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
res
Senior Member
Avatar
895 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 10
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Central Michigan
     
Sep 14, 2010 21:19 as a reply to  @ MakeMeShutter's post |  #6

I have been looking and it appears you only have spruce grouse and ruffed grouse in New York. If it were Michigan, I can tell you for sure it is a ruffed grouse. I may have missed something in searching but the pictures of spruce grouse look nothing like that one and that one looks like all of the ruffed grouse I have seen.

IMAGE: http://gobirdphoto.smugmug.com/Gods-Creatures/Feathered/Upland-Birds/IMG2497/931145407_C5zD9-L.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://gobirdphoto.smu​gmug.com …LnMk#931145407_​C5zD9-A-LB  (external link)

IMAGE: http://gobirdphoto.smugmug.com/Gods-Creatures/Feathered/Upland-Birds/IMG1074/825905322_mox8h-L.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://gobirdphoto.smu​gmug.com …LnMk#825905322_​mox8h-A-LB  (external link)



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,597 views & 0 likes for this thread
Ruffed Grouse or Pheasant ???
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Birds 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.0forum software
version 2.0 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is mason.snipes
758 guests, 408 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.