Western capercaillie

species of bird

The western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), is a member of the grouse family. It is also called the Eurasian capercaillie, wood grouse, heather cock, or just capercaillie. It is found across Europe and the Palearctic. It is sexually dimorphic. It is a least concern species.[3]

Western capercaillie
Male (cock)
Female (hen)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Tetrao
T. urogallus
Binomial name
Tetrao urogallus
Range of the western capercaillie[2]
Distribution in Europe[2]

References change

  1. "Tetrao urogallus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22679487A85942729. 2016. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22679487A85942729.en. Retrieved 14 March 2019. {{cite journal}}: Cite uses deprecated parameter |authors= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 BirdLife International and NatureServe (2014) Bird Species Distribution Maps of the World. 2012. Tetrao urogallus. In: IUCN 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. http://www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 02 June 2015.
  3. International), BirdLife International (BirdLife (2016-10-01). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Tetrao urogallus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-10-06.