By Adam Watson,Robert Moss
With under twenty species world wide and simply 4 British and Irish species, the grouse is unusually recognized. Its habitats are various and comparatively distant – starting from deep forests, via open moorland, to Scotland’s maximum peaks.
‘Grouse: The ordinary historical past of British and Irish Species’ covers 4 of the main emblematic species of our upland areas. jointly they've got the main attention-grabbing lifestyles histories of any poultry workforce, separately they've got their very own tales to inform: the ptarmigan is a resident of our optimum mountain components, the black grouse is legendary for its remarkable mating monitors, the capercaillie is considered one of our biggest birds and the pink grouse, when no-longer one of many few British endemics, is without doubt one of the so much seriously researched species. All 4 face related difficulties, together with habitat loss, predators, pests, affliction and meals scarcity. this can be compounded through problems with controlled animal populations and controversy surrounding the economic worthy of grouse.
This quantity within the New Naturalist sequence, written by means of of the world's best grouse experts, deals a desirable perception into the average heritage and biology of those birds, together with facets in their behaviour, the old relevance in their names, the explanations at the back of inhabitants fluctuations and overseas conservation efforts.
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