Red Grouse

The Willow Grouse or Willow Ptarmigan is a bird of the grouse subfamily. It is a sedentary species, breeding in birch and other forests and moorlands in the tundra of Scotland, Scandinavia, Siberia, and of Alaska and northern Canada. It is the state bird of Alaska.

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The Red Grouse is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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* Red Grouse Find and Compare prices on red grouse at Email this page to a friend Houghton Mifflin red grouse NOUN: A grouse (Lagopus lagopus subsp. scoticus) of the British Isles that has chestnut plumage and inhabits open fields. Also called moorfowl. More

The Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica) is a medium sized bird of the grouse family which is found in heather moorland in Great Britain and Ireland. It is usually classified as a subspecies of the Willow Grouse but is sometimes considered to be a separate species Lagopus scoticus. It is also known as the moorfowl or moorbird. More

Red Grouse pair in the spring: the female lays eight or ten eggs on the ground. The young ones follow the hen the whole summer: as soon as they have attained their full size, they unite in flocks of forty or fifty, and are then exceedingly shy and wild. - Page last modified 10/6/2000. - These pages are best viewed/printed with Internet Explorer, the browser that you're not using right now.... More

Red grouse - whether wild or bred for shooting - thrive on the moorlands of Scotland and the rest of the UK. But habitat loss has been the cause of a long-term decline. From August to October, Scotland’s grouse moors ring with the sound of shotguns as shooters come to bag as many of the birds as they can. Once an almost exclusively upper-class pastime, grouse shooting is now undertaken commercially on an extensive scale. More

The red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus is the British race of the willow grouse (Lagopus l. lagopus), although it was once believed that the red grouse was a distinct species known as Lagopus scoticus, endemic to the British Isles. Red grouse are ... More

Red grouse are found in north western parts of upland England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The related willow grouse ranges throughout the northern boreal forests, in Scandinavia, Finland, Karelia and northern Russia. You can view distribution information for this species at the National Biodiversity Network Gateway. Habitat - Willow grouse are birds of the northern pine and birch forests, heather tundra and mountain slopes. More

The Red Grouse is endemic to the British Isles; it has developed in isolation from other subspecies of the Willow Grouse which are widespread in northern parts of Eurasia and North America. It is found across most parts of Scotland, including Orkney, Shetland and most of the Outer Hebrides. They are only absent from urban areas, such as the central belt, the flatter areas of the north-east and around Fife. More

* Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) standing among heather in a field in Scotland. Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) standing among heather in a field in Scotland. More

The Red Grouse is differentiated from the Willow Grouse and Ptarmigan by its plumage being reddish brown and not having a white winter plumage. The tail is black and the legs are white. There are white stripes on the underwing and red combs over the eye. Females are less reddish than the males and have less conspicuous combs. Young birds are duller and lack the red combs. Birds in Ireland are sometimes thought to belong to a separate subspecies L. l. hibernica. More

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A Red Grouse Survey to be undertken in 2007 will bring together a diverse group of interested parties -landowners, conservation bodies, game and gun dog clubs, advisory and research bodies, government departments and others with an interest in red grouse. This project was instigated and funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and involves all stakeholders. BirdWatch Ireland has been contracted to manage the Red Grouse Survey with Dr. More

The Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) is a subspecies of the willow grouse. This is found across northern Europe, Asia and North America. Altogether, 16 different subspecies of the willow grouse have been identified. The subspecies scoticus or red grouse, occurs only in mainland Britain, Ireland, the Hebrides and Orkney in areas dominated by heather. Its loud staccato call is one of the most distinctive sounds of the moor. More

The RSPBFemale red grouse close upMoorland landscape with heather in August Male red grouse * A * B * C * D * E * F * G * H * I * J * K * L More

Red Grouse - Scotland's Game BirdRed grouse - whether wild or bred for shooting - thrive on the moorlands of Scotland and the rest of the UK. But habitat loss has been the cause of a long-term decline.Jan 31, 2010 - Jennifer Young The Glorious Twelfth ExplainedThe 1831 Game Act defines the UK game season. More

red grousered grouse - reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great BritainLagopus scoticus, moor-bird, moorbird, moorfowl, moorgameptarmigan - large Arctic and subarctic grouse with feathered feet and usually white winter plumagemoorhen - female red grousemoorcock - male red grouse How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

Red grouse - Dictionary Definition and Overview = Red grouse : (noun) 1: reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britain Based on WordNet 2.0 - Red chalk. See under Chalk. Red copper (Min.), red oxide of copper; cuprite. Red coral (Zol.), the precious coral ({Corallium rubrum). See Illusts. of Coral and Gorgonlacea. Red cross. The cross of St. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Lagopus
Species : lagopus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)