Male Willow Grouse

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Colouring Red-brown body, white belly, red over eye
Voice Remarkably deep staccato calls
Feeds on Heather seeds and shoots, berries, seeds
Flight Explosive escape then long and fast
Nesting Ground
Social Small Flocks
Male Willow Grouse
Male Willow Grouse
Also Known As ..
Willow Ptarmigan
Page Last Updated 11/6/2019 8:20:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status Secure
Order Galliformes
Family Tetraonidae
Species Lagopus lagopus
Category Gamebirds
StdName Willow Grouse
Vital Statistics
Length 14.6 to 16.5 ins
Weight 23.0 to 26.5 ozs
Wingspan 21.7 to 26.0 ins
Lifespan 1 to 7 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 Willow Grouse (Species=Lagopus lagopus / Standard Name=Willow Grouse)