Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

  title={Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)},
  author={Donald H. Rusch and Stephen. DeStefano and Michael C. Reynolds and David J. Lauten},
  journal={Birds of the World},
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Effects of forest characteristics on ruffed grouse nesting ecology in central Maine, USA
The results demonstrate the importance of forest characteristics on multiple components of species' nesting ecology, and management suggestions to promote attractive ruffed grouse nesting habitat while potentially mitigating sources of nesting failure are provided.
Courtship display speed varies daily and with body size in the Ruffed Grouse ( Bonasa umbellus )
It is proposed that daily changes in how motor displays are performed may be a common feature of avian courtship that has gone relatively unnoticed, despite the potential for motor performance to be a trait that is important for female mate choice.
Mitochondrial DNA variation of the ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
Patterns of mtDNA variation revealed geographic subdivision, with populations of ruffed grouse subdivided into 3 to 4 genetically distinct groups, and Behavioral traits prohibiting long-distance movement and barriers to dispersal in response to physiography and unsuitable habitat help explain these patterns of subdivision.
Landscape effects on the contemporary genetic structure of Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) populations
This research adds to a growing body of evidence that isolation by resistance is more prevalent in shaping population structure of widespread species than previously thought and has important implications for both the study species and other inhabitants of the early successional forest habitat preferred by Ruffed Grouse.
Snow roosting reduces temperature-associated stress in a wintering bird
Snow burrowing is an important strategy that appears to allow grouse to mediate the possibly stressful effects of cold temperatures, and this is one of the first studies to explore how variable winter weather conditions influence stress in a free–living cold–adapted vertebrate and its ability to Mediate this relationship behaviorally.