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Western Capercaille Tetrao urogallus Meråker

Western Capercaille Tetrao urogallus Meråker, Norway, Bruce Museum Collection 2011.02 Gift of the Harold Rogers

Capercailles are enormous grouse found primarily in European forests. These birds are renowned for their elaborate courtship displays in which the male spreads its wings, fans its tail feathers and points its beak towards the sky. This specimen was mounted in display posture by the Trondheim Museum.

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