Capercaillie

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Who are you?

Flesberg, Norway

Capercaillie, or Wood Grouse, is the largest member of the grouse family, reaching over 100 cm in length and 5 kg in weight, making it an impressive bird to encounter at close range. The images is taken during the courting season.

Wikipedia have a good article on this species of bird here. The images on this page is taken in Norway and the bird is of the sub species Tetrao urogallus urogallus.

God Weather

This series was taken in the mornig of a warm, nice and sunny day.

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) morning play in courting season.
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) morning play in courting season.
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) morning play in courting season.

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) morning play in courting season.

Flesberg, Norway

Rain

This series of the capercaillie was taken after a night of hard rain, and it was still raining when it was getting ligth enough to take pictures.

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Wet Capercaillie.
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

Flesberg, Norway / May 2007