This Sooty Grouse was displaying loudly, but was extremely hard to locate up in the treetops.
Male displaying at forest edge; moved into cover upon approach
Hard to get close to a calling male high in the treetops
The Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) is a species of forest-dwelling grouse native to North America's Pacific Coast Ranges. It is closely related to the Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus), and the two were previously considered a single species, the Blue Grouse.