Montana Outdoors

July 1, 2012

Baby blue

Baby Blue

Blue grouse chick, Dendragapus obscurus

This little fellow is just the size of a baseball at present, but he will weigh about two pounds when fully grown. Blue grouse, AKA Dusky grouse, are still plentiful in western Montana where they prefer to live at elevations around 6,000 feet or higher. (Photographed in the Reservation Divide roadless area).

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