WILDLIFE WATCHING -- In paying tribute to Washington's seven grouse species in my Sunday Outdoors feature stories, I mention that the mating display of the sharp-tailed grouse inspired some traditional dances of Native Americans.
See for yourself above.
- See slow-motion video of a sharptail male dominance battle.
Observe other grouse that inhabit Washington in the following videos:
- Sage grouse mating displays.
- Dusky (blue) grouse mating display.
- Ruffed grouse drumming .
- Spruce grouse courting, although it does not show the male's difficult-to-film flying "wing clap."
- White-tailed ptarmigan calling.