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Hazel Grouse (Tetrastes bonasia)

Appearance:

Easily overlooked, secretive grouse. Small and compact, with small head and rounded body. Upper parts grey, wings speckled in brown. Tail grey with broad black terminal band. Male with short crest, contrasting black throat patch and generally brighter coloured than female.

Sound:

Song an extremely high pitched whistle; "piuuuuuuuiiii pju pju pju". Start-note typically sustained, first descending then ascending and descending again. Often followed by three short conclusive "pju, pju pju". Warning call of female a bubbling thrill.

Male song:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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CC-photo:ressaure, Licence,Link,

CC-photo:mattisj, Licence,Link.

CC-photo:pilot_micha, Licence,Link.



Facts:

Length (cm):
35-37
Wingspan (cm):
48-54
Weight (gram):
310-490
Size group:
Crow-size
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Grouse-like
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