Saskatchewan’s motto, “ The Land of Living Skies” might refer as much to its spectacular birdlife as it does to its amazing Northern Lights and amazing thunderstorms experienced there. This centrally situated Canadian Province’s “Land of Living Skies” is home to over 400 taped oiseaux (Fr. bird) types. Utilizing my individual photos in a post format, audiences will find out about the nature and preservation status of these intriguing birds in the Land of Living Skies!
A Reflections of the Natural World Blog Post Series by Jim Gain
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Ruffed Grouse– Bonasa umbellus
Name Roots: (L. & & Gr. bonasos, “the aurochs, a wild ox _– L. umbellus, “a sunshade”)
The Ruffed Grouse is a medium-sized bird that weighs from 1– 1.65 pound, steps from 16 to 20 in. in length and covers 20– 25 in. throughout their brief, strong wings. They have 2 unique morphs: brown and grey. The flanks and underside are greatly white. The birds’ total look is differed; regularly, the throat is significantly lighter. The brown morph is darker total with a reddish-brown tail and rufous or chestnut-brown plumes on the flanks. It is the most extensively dispersed video game bird in North America. It is non-migratory. It is the only types in the genus Bonasa.
DISTRIBUTION & & OCCURENCE IN THE LAND OF LIVING SKIES
Ruffed Grouse are discovered in poplar forests and have actually been presented into the Cypress Hills in southwestern Saskatchewan. Males beat their wings in a drumming screen which is typically carried out from a stump or log.
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CONSERVATION STATUS —International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List Category
Redlist Classification Justification: This types has a very big variety, the population pattern seems steady, and the population size is incredibly big. For these factors the types is assessed as Least Concern.
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