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The Black Grouse or Blackgame (Tetrao tetrix) is a large game bird in the grouse family. It is a sedentary species, breeding across northern Eurasia in moorland and bog areas near to woodland, mostly boreal. The Black Grouse is closely related to the Caucasian Grouse.
Black Grouse is a large bird with males being around 53 centimetres (21 in) long and weighing 1,000–1,450 grams (2.2–3.2 lb) and females approximately 40 centimetres (16 in) and weighing 750–1,110 grams (1.7–2.4 lb. The cock is very distinctive, with black plumage, apart from red wattles and a white wingbar, and a lyre-shaped tail, which appears forked in flight. His song is loud, bubbling and somewhat dove-like.
The female is greyish-brown and has a cackling call. She takes all responsibility for nesting and caring for the chicks, as is typical with gamebirds.
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- [2012-04-15 7:45]
A nice capture of a female Black Grouse in a birch tree, which is quite typical! Congratuations for this new species for TN!
Nice lighting, colours and sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharing this,
Daca la noi sunt rari vad ca in Suedia stau si la fotografiat. Felcitari pentru captura!
A Photo excellently placement of your subject. It gives me the natural environment this bird live in. Splendid capture my friend.
- [2012-04-24 1:58]
You did very well capturing this female up in the Birch - not easy!
I like here pose, details are good and colours natural. Well framed too!
TFS and best regards, Ulla