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Capercaillie – Tetrao urogallus

Capercaillie – tetrao urogallus

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. To witness a capercaille lek is something to remember. Read more

A short movie from the capercaillie lek