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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Phasianidae.


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  • The Alps are one of the last strongholds for the central European population of the threatened capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), which consists of increasingly isolated populations.

    Alps conifer and mixed forests

  • Black grouse (Tetrao urogallus), the largest European woodland grouse, is quickly disappearing due to the loss of habitat and over-hunting.

    Central European mixed forests

  • These include the capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) and the ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus).

    Pyrenees conifer and mixed forests

  • Many species of avifauna are found in this ecoregion including such endandered species as the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), and lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), restricted species such as the Caucasian black grouse (Tetrao mlokosiewiczi), and Caucasian snowcock (Tetraogallus caucasicus).

    Caucasus mixed forests

  • These species include: Moschus moschiferus, Apodemus speciosus, Luscinia cyane, L. sibilans, Carpodacus roseus, Apus pacificus, Streptopelia orientalis, Tetrao parvirostris, Anas formosa and Corvus corone.

    East Siberian taiga

  • Among the 102 species of birds are spotted eagle Aquila clanga (VU), golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, capercaillie Tetrao urogallus, hazel grouse Bonasa bonasia, eagle owl Bubo bubo, black woodpecker Dryocopus martius, three-toed woodpecker Picoides trydactilus and Alpine chough Pyrrhocorax graculus.

    Pirin National Park, Bulgaria

  • Typical tundra species are reindeer Rangifer tarandus, alpine willow-grouse Lagopus lagopus and Mongolian plover Charadrius mongolus; taiga species include brown bear Ursus arctos, wolverine Gulo gulo (VU), common otter Lutra lutra (VU), lynx Felis lynx (EN), wild boar Sus scrofa, Siberian elk (maral) Cervus elaphus songaricus, capercailzie Tetrao urogallus and tawny owl Strix aluco.

    Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

  • Birds include species of swan goose Anser cygnoides, crested honey buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus, black kite Milvus migrans, hawk owl Sunia ulula, rock ptarmigan Lagopus mutus, hazel grouse Tetrastes bonasia, capercaillie Tetrao urogallus and great bustard Otis tarda.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • The mountain hare Lepus timidus, the rock ptarmigan Lagopus mutus and the black grouse Tetrao tetrix are hunted in the Valais but not in Berne Canton.

    Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, Switzerland

  • On the other hand the upper reaches of the river that are covered by larch, dark coniferous and stone birch forests, provide refuge for capercaillie Tetrao parvirostris and Siberian spruce grouse Falcipennis falcipennis*.

    Central Sikhote-Alin, Russian Federation


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