ruffed grouse

a North American grouse, Bonasa umbellus, having a tuft of black feathers on each side of the neck.

1745–55, Americanism Unabridged
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ruffed grouse
a large North American grouse, Bonasa umbellus, having brown plumage with darker markings around the neck and a black-tipped fan-shaped tail

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Example sentences
These writers catch trout, tarpon and bonefish and shoot antelope or deer,
  ducks or ruffed grouse.
Annual survey indicates unexpected rise in state ruffed grouse population.
Ruffed grouse hunters go strange when they talk about ruffed grouse.
The distinctive drumming of the ruffed grouse is music to the ears of avid bird
  hunters and wildlife enthusiast alike.
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