Nonnatives - Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1972

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range:  1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: This is a medium-sized game bird native to northern North America, but it occurs in states as far south as Tennessee and Kentucky. There have been no recorded introductions into Florida, and there are no recent reports.

Habitats: Agricultural habitat

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Pasco 1972   Not reported breeding Christmas Bird Count data


Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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