Male Capercaillie

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Colouring Black-grey body, white speckled tail and spot
Voice Prolonged croaking
Feeds on Pine needles and buds, shoots and leaves
Flight Long low fast flight with heavy wingbeat
Nesting Ground
Social Family Groups
Male Capercaillie
Male Capercaillie
Also Known As ..
Eurasian Capercaillie
Western Capercaillie
Page Last Updated 5/8/2018 2:28:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status Secure
Order Galliformes
Family Tetraonidae
Species Tetrao urogallus
Category Gamebirds
StdName Capercaillie
Vital Statistics
Length 60 to 85 cms
Weight 1500 to 4400 gms
Wingspan 87 to 125 cms
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Male Capercaillie (Species=Tetrao urogallus / Standard Name=Capercaillie)