Western Capercaillie

Tetrao urogallus - Grand Tétras

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Galliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phasianidés

  • Genus
    :

    Tetrao

  • Species
    :

    urogallus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 115 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 87 à 125 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1500 à 2500 g
Longevity

10 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

Subspecific information 8 Subspecies

  • Tetrao urogallus cantabricus (nw Spain)
  • Tetrao urogallus aquitanicus (Pyrenees. France/Spain.)
  • Tetrao urogallus crassirostris (Germany and Poland to the Balkan Pen.)
  • Tetrao urogallus volgensis (s and c Belarus, ec Russia)
  • Tetrao urogallus urogallus (Scotland, Scandinavia to the White Sea. Russia.)
  • Tetrao urogallus kureikensis (nw Russia)
  • Tetrao urogallus uralensis (sw Russia)
  • Tetrao urogallus taczanowskii (c Siberia to nw Mongolia and n Korea)

Foreign names

  • Grand Tétras,
  • Urogallo Común,
  • Tetraz-real,
  • Auerhuhn,
  • Siketfajd,
  • Auerhoen,
  • Gallo cedrone eurasiatico,
  • Tjäder,
  • Storfugl,
  • hlucháň hôrny,
  • tetřev hlušec,
  • Tjur,
  • metso,
  • gall fer comú,
  • Þiður,
  • głuszec (zwyczajny),
  • mednis,
  • divji petelin,
  • Глухарь,
  • ヨーロッパオオライチョウ,
  • 松鸡,
  • 松雞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate

Geographic range

Illustration

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