Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Western Capercaillie

The Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), also known as the Wood Grouse, Heather Cock or Capercaillie, is the largest member of the grouse family. The largest known specimen, recorded in captivity, had a weight of 7.2 kg. (15.9 lbs). Found across Europe and Asia, it is renowned for its mating display. The species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 under its current binomial name.Its closest relative is the Black-billed Capercaillie, Tetrao parvirostris, which breeds in the larch taiga forests of eastern Russia and parts of northern Mongolia and China.

  Western Capercaillie
  Western Capercaillie
  Western Capercaillie
  Western Capercaillie
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 Western Capercaillie

2 comments:

  1. Dear John,
    The second image from the bottom is one of my copyrighted photos. Please remove it from your blog immediately or contact me/have a look at the www.photogabor.com site for licencing it.
    Best regards,

    Gabor Pozsgai

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  2. Respected Gabor,
    I got your comment lately and have already sent you an email.

    Waiting for your response.

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