Ruffed Grouse 2
by
Carol Turner

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......The Ruffed Grouse is a very well camouflaged, and dramatic bird both in appearance and in action. In the springtime, the 'drumming' can be heard for nearly 1/2 mile. The full size bird can stand 17 inches high. This carving is a red phase' grouse, about 10 inches tip to tail. It is carved from tupelo and painted in acrylics. It stands on a natural piece of driftwood over a bed of late autumn leaves and placed on a strip of lightly polished cherrywood.

The Grouse is a medium to large game bird with a plump body and feathered legs, the male being larger and more conspicuously colored than the female. Family Tetraonidae (or Phasianidae): several genera, esp. Lagopus and Tetrao. The family also includes ptarmigans, capercaillies, and prairie chickens. the flesh of this bird can be eaten as food.

This bird is SOLD

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