Sooty Sooty

Sooty Sooty!

We spent our last day in the lovely temperate rainforest meeting the Sooty grouse! These funny birds were so fun and gregarious. We had never met a grouse- so it was exciting to meet this one!

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Date: 11/30

Location: Temperate Rainforest

  • Sooty grouse spend most of their time foraging on the ground.
  • They will eat pine needles in trees during the winter.
  • They are closely related to dusky and blue grouse.
  • Males sing deep loud songs and strut with their tail feathers raised and their neck feathers puffed out!

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  • Females incubate the eggs and raise the chicks, who follow their mother around.
  • Chicks are full grown at 13 weeks.

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We had fun watching these birds walking around and heading up into the trees to eat. We love their funny tail feathers. We think the grouse look like a peacock and a turkey had a baby! They are cute and funny looking at the same time!

 

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