Black grouse

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Here you can see a male. 50 cm. Large forest bird. The teat’s feather suit is shiny blue black, bright red whales over the eyes and the tail is black on the top and white on the underside. The hen and the young bird are sparsely gray-brown with a slightly twisted tail.
More or less common in southern Sweden, but is becoming more and more unusual the further up in the north one comes. Prefer open forest fields such as heaths, mosses and calygues. Sometimes go up to graveled woods to eat pebbles to help digestion. Eating berries, birch seeds seeds and shoots. During the summer, the young birds also eat insects, larvae and other small animals. More pictures you can see on


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