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  • Oh yes, if you are stuck there with no other diversion, you can play "tetrix", a cheap but festive version of Tetris as your hard drive gets taken over by Ark Linux.

    The Linux Project VIII 2007

  • Coniferous forests on the northern side of the Tien Shan form the southern limits of several boreal species, including the black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) and northern hawk owl (Surnia ulula), while desert birds, including the great bustard (Otis tarda, VU) and houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulate, VU) occur in the low-altitude zones.

    Biological diversity in the mountains of Central Asia 2008

  • Forest areas are characterized with blackcock (Lyrurus tetrix), and other forest birds (Dendrocopos major, Oriolus oriolus, Columba palumbus, Streptopelia turtur, Parus cyanus, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Anthus trivialis) and others.

    Kazakh upland 2008

  • Forest fauna include brown bear Ursus arctos, grey wolf Canis lupus, wild boar Sus scrofa, wild cat Felis silvestris, chamois Rupicapra rupicapra, various species of eagle, capercaillie Tetrao urogallus, black grouse Lyrurus tetrix and rock partridge Alectoris graeca.

    Durmitor National Park, Montenegro 2008

  • Of course, if our eagle owls have gotten here naturally, they would be protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. Any impact that they have on other British animals – and as discussed in the previous post they might affect raptor numbers as well as those of Black grouse Tetrao tetrix – will be something we can record, but not intervene in.

    Archive 2006-06-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • The 204 bird species include capercaillie Tetrao urogallus, black grouse Lyrurus tetrix, willow grouse Lagopus lagopus, hazel grouse Tetrastes bonasia, black woodpecker Dryocopus martius, three-toed woodpecker Picoides tridactylus, nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes and red-flanked bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus.

    Virgin Komi Forests, Russian Federation 2008

  • 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 2008

  • Indeed the RSPB has voiced concerns that eagle owls may start to impact significantly on Black grouse Tetrao tetrix, Hen harriers Circus cyaneus and other endangered species.

    Archive 2006-02-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • The tetrix, called ourax in Athens, builds neither on the ground nor on trees, but on low-lying shrubs.

    The History of Animals 2002

  • The same is the case with the lark and the tetrix.

    The History of Animals 2002


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  • An expert at Tetris.

    July 23, 2008

  • Excellent! This has inspired me to make my own Favourite Non Words list.

    August 26, 2008

  • Tetric would have been a better choice

    August 26, 2008

  • Maybe a woman who is good at tetris.

    August 27, 2008

  • So, this is probably why Tetrao tetrix is called blackgame.

    August 27, 2008

  • Tetric ought to mean of or having to do with Tetris. (Though of course, as with all madeupical terms... to each her own!)

    August 27, 2008

  • Definitely with Kewpid here. It would be like aviatrix, another splendid word.

    August 27, 2008