Black Grouse

Lyrurus tetrix - Tétras lyre

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Galliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phasianidés

  • Genus
    :

    Lyrurus

  • Species
    :

    tetrix

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 60 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 65 à 80 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1100 à 1500 g
Longevity

6 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black Grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Lyrurus tetrix britannicus (Scotland, Wales, n England)
  • Lyrurus tetrix tetrix (Scandinavia to s France and n Italy to ne Siberia)
  • Lyrurus tetrix viridanus (se Russia to sw Siberia)
  • Lyrurus tetrix baikalensis (se Siberia to n Mongolia and nw Manchuria. China.)
  • Lyrurus tetrix mongolicus (e Krygystan and nw China to e Kazakhstan, sc Siberia and w Mongolia)
  • Lyrurus tetrix ussuriensis (e Siberia and ne China to nw Korea)

Foreign names

  • Tétras lyre,
  • Gallo-lira Común,
  • Tetraz-lira,
  • Birkhuhn,
  • Nyírfajd,
  • Korhoen,
  • Fagiano di monte eurasiatico,
  • Orre,
  • Orrfugl,
  • tetrov hoľniak,
  • tetřívek obecný,
  • Urfugl,
  • teeri,
  • gall de cua forcada,
  • Orri,
  • cietrzew (zwyczajny),
  • rubenis,
  • ruševec,
  • Тетерев,
  • クロライチョウ,
  • 黑琴鸡,
  • 黑琴雞,

Voice song and cries

Tétras lyre
♂ adult

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate ; Shrubland : Temperate ; Grassland : Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

Illustration

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