Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Spruce Grouse or Canada Grouse, Falcipennis canadensis - Das Tannenhuhn

The Ontario Spruce Grouse or Canada Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) is a medium-sized grouse closely associated with the coniferous boreal forests or taiga of North America. It is one of the most arboreal grouse, fairly well adapted to perching and moving about in trees. When approached by a predator, it relies on camouflage and immobility to an amazing degree, for example letting people come to within a few feet before finally taking flight, a behavior that has earned it the moniker "fool hen". It is present in Quebec and its French name is "tétras du Canada".
Das Tannenhuhn ( Falcipennis canadensis) ist ein nordamerikanischer Hühnervogel aus der Familie der Fasanenartigen.
Das Verbreitungsgebiet umfasst Alaska, große Teile Kanadas sowie Teile von Neuengland, Michigan, Washington, Oregon und Idaho. Grundsätzlich ist das Tannenhuhn eine boreale und nearktische Art. Das Tannenhuhn bewohnt Nadelwälder.

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