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Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

Appearance:

Very large and heavy bird with heavy bill and rounded tail with straight outer tail-feathers. Both sexes lack wing-bars. Males much bigger than females. Plumage mostly black with brown wings and yellowish bill. Females mottled brown with brick-red breast, throat and chin. Lower back greyish, contrasting with rufous, heavily barred, tail.

Sound:

Display-sounds from male unmistakable. Four phased song: First a slow introductory, double-tapping phase which suddenly bursts into an accelerating crescendo followed by a distinct pop. Then closing with grinding and hissing sounds. Female calls with a deep nasal "kok kok".

Song/display:

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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

CC

CC-sound:Hannu Jännes, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
60-87
Wingspan (cm):
87-125
Weight (gram):
1500-5000
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Grouse-like
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