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WILD WEDNESDAY: Listen to the sounds of the B.C. Ruffed Grouse drumming

A male Ruffed Grouse is seen displaying his tail and neck feathers to attract a female in this screenshot captured from a WildSafeBC video.
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May 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Right now it's mating season for B.C.'s Ruffed Grouse and the males have a unique way of grabbing the attention of females.

They put on a display with their tail and neck feathers while standing on a log, flapping their wings rapidly until they make a 'drumming' sound.

Females are able to lay up to 14 eggs and their nests are usually at the base of a tree.

Watch the video below to check out the amazing trail camera footage of a male Ruffed Grouse drumming on a log in the wild.

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