Spruce grouse, Katmai National Park, Alaska
A spruce grouse, in breeding plumage, on the forest floor, Katmai National Park, Alaska. The Spruce Grouse is a beautiful and distinctive bird that is native to the forests of Katmai National Park in Alaska. With its distinctive barred plumage and fluffy red "beard," the male Spruce Grouse is a striking sight to behold in the wild. The Spruce Grouse is well adapted to life in the trees, where it feeds on a diet of buds, leaves, and berries. Falcipennis canadensis. Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.