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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Faimily: Phasianidae
Subfaimily: Tetraoninae
Genus: Tetrao
Species: T. urogallus
Binomial name
Tetrao urogallus
Linnaeus, 1758
Capercailzie (Tetrao urogallus) distribution map (2015)

The capercailzie or capercailȝie (Tetrao urogallus) is the muckle maist member o the groose faimily.[2] Kye is bein uised for tae impruive the capercaillze's habitat in the wids bi cowpin the grund and trampin the heather doun for tae gie the blaeberry scowth tae growe. The capercaillie chickies eats the wee beasties that bides on the blaeberries.[3]

In 2022, a report bi NatureScot scienteefic advisory committee wis concerned that the bird wis facin' extinction.[4] This wis said tae bi in the maist pairt frae the tods, craws an mairtens wha eat the chickies an eggs. The report wis walcomit bi Lorna Slater, MSP, the Meenister fir biodiversity in the Scots govrenment wha said that the capercailizie wis a 'magnificent' burd an it wis an 'iconic' species fir Scotland an askit that pairtners should work thegither tae 'reverse these declines'.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Tetrao urogallus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22679487A85942729. 2016. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22679487A85942729.en.
  2. "Scottish National Dictionary (1700–) CAPERCAILZIE". Dictionar o the Scots Leid. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  3. "Grazing cattle boost capercaillie habitat". BBC News (in Inglis). 22 Januar 2022. Retrieved 22 Januar 2022.
  4. Metcalfe, Neil (2022). Review of Capercaillie Conservation and Management - Report to the Scientific Advisory Committee.
  5. Young, Gregor (26 Februar 2022). "New extinction fears for the capercaillie". The National. p. 21.