Western Capercaillie

(Tetrao urogallus)

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Tetrao urogallus
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Status in Captivity: Very rare in American aviculture if it is present at all; is kept and bred successfully in European aviaries.

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Bibliography and Further Reading

  • Johnsgard, P.A. 1983. The Grouse of the World. Croom Helm, London.
  • Kuz'mina, M.A. 1992. Tetraonidae and Phasianidae of the USSR. Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, D.C.
  • Madge, S., McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
  • Mullarney, K., Svensson, L., Zetterström, D., Grant, P.J. 1999. Birds of Europe. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.




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