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wpe849.jpg (22784 bytes) Alternate name
Tetrao tetrix Scientific name 
Galliformes Order
Phasianidae  Family   
49-55 cm male   40-45 cm female   Length
Shrubland, Heath, moor and pastoral land. < 3,000 m Habitat
8 -10 eggs from mid May Clutch Eggs
Cereal, seeds. birch catkins bog cotton flowers. Food    Diet
 Males defends a territory to attract females at a Lek.        Habits
290 World No

Declining in Britain and Europe. UK's Red List  News Internationaly Least concern.


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Black Grouse song
(Tetrao tetrix)
Patrik ?erg XC26783
22-04-2007, Sweden

 Black Grouse Display
(Tetrao tetrix)
Patrik ?erg XC29636
30-11-2008, Sweden

Black Grouse Song
(Tetrao tetrix)
Ante Strand XC28656
03-05-1992, Sweden

Black grouse in Norway



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