Spruce Grouse, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska
The male Spruce Grouse is a beautiful and distinctive bird that is native to the forests of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.
With its distinctive barred plumage and fluffy red "beard," the Spruce Grouse is a striking sight to behold in the wild. Despite its impressive appearance, the Spruce Grouse is a shy and elusive bird, rarely seen by humans in its natural habitat.
Falcipennis canadensis. Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.