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Ruffed grouse
Date Issued: 1981-06-26
Postage Value: 18 cents

Commemorative issue
Preservation of Wildlife Habitats
Ruffed grouse

Grouse are popular game birds related to the turkey, quail, chachalaca, and domestic strains of poultry. Grouse have heavy bodies and are chicken-like ground dwellers with a short, heavy bill and short, rounded wings. Their size is between 12-35 inches (30-89 cm). Feet and nostrils are covered with feathers. Grouse make nearly ideal game birds because most species can withstand heavy hunting pressure.

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