Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Hazel Grouse

The Hazel Grouse or Hazel Hen (Tetrastes bonasia) is one of the smaller members of the grouse family of birds. It is a sedentary species, breeding across northern Eurasia as far east as Hokkaido, and as far west as central and eastern Europe, in dense, damp, mixed coniferous woodland, preferably with some spruce. The nest is on the ground, and 3–6 eggs is the normal clutch size. The female takes all responsibility for incubating the eggs and caring for the chicks, as is typical with gamebirds.

 Hazel Grouse
 Hazel Grouse
 Hazel Grouse
 Hazel Grouse
 Hazel Grouse
Hazel Grouse

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