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    Default Name That Grouse???

    Took this shot on Elmendorf yesterday and here are the results of my first go at using Adobe CS3 ...



    Any feedback would be great ...possitive and or negative.

    Oh, and what type of Grouse is this? Red markings just above the eyes. Spruce Grouse ...maybe?

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    Spruce Grouse!



    The male Spruce Grouse can be distinguished from the Blue Grouse by always having white spotting or barring on the underparts. Blue Grouse is entirely dark below. The brown tip to the tail of most Spruce Grouse is different from the gray or black tip of the Blue Grouse. The "Franklin's" variety of the Spruce Grouse lacks the brown tip to the tail but has white spotting on the uppertail coverts that the Blue Grouse lacks. Female Spruce Grouse are very similar to female Blue Grouse but have black and white barring on the belly. Also, the terminal band on the tail is brown, not gray as in the Blue Grouse. Ruffed Grouse is browner and paler on the belly with a black subterminal band on the tail.

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    Talking i name her...

    esmerelda!
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    esmerelda!
    If we're going to 'name' her, I'll suggest 'dinner'.

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    Wink

    that's fine by me... but let's not eat esmerelda until grouse season in the fall.
    then maybe we could get a couple "esmerelettes" then too!
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    Looks more like a ptarmigan to me, to much "white" in the feathers. The red above the eye would make it a male. Cool pic.

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    Dinner, Lunch, snack, stirfry all come to mind. Beautiful shot though thanks for sharing it
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    And a fine meal she would have made!

    Thanks for looking guys.
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    That is a spruce grouse!! Nice shot.

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    Absolutely no question. That is a Spruce Grouse or as I call them a Spruce Hen.

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    OK, I dub thee "Spruce Grouse "

    Thanks for the ID folks ...couldnt have done it without ya!
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