red grouse


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red grouse

n.
A grouse (Lagopus lagopus subsp. scotica) of the British Isles that has chestnut plumage and inhabits open fields. Also called moorfowl.

red grouse

n
(Animals) a reddish-brown grouse, Lagopus scoticus, of upland moors of Great Britain: an important game bird
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Noun1.red grouse - reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britainred grouse - reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britain
ptarmigan - large Arctic and subarctic grouse with feathered feet and usually white winter plumage
moorhen - female red grouse
moorcock - male red grouse
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Anyone joining has to commit to conserving and enhancing the red grouse and the moorland habitat on which it thrives.
Across huge swathes of the uplands in northern England, vegetation is burnt on a 10-25 year rotation to yield optimum conditions for producing the maximum number of red grouse for commercial shooting.
Red grouse have declined 48% and four species - teal, peregrine, ring ouzel and black headed gull are now extinct in this area.
In the area, gamekeepers are employed to manage heather Calluna vulgaris and to control predators to maximise the numbers of red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus for sport shooting (Hudson & Newborn 1995).
He named it Grouse Brand and his daughter Phillippa sketched the red grouse.
A medium sized plump brown bird beating low over the moors is likely to be a red grouse, but a similar looking bird flying over farmland is more likely a partridge.
Methods for assessing causes of death in Red Grouse (Jenkins et al.
A thriving population of red grouse could be the incentive - and attract the required investment.
There, densities of red grouse have increased significantly over the same period, thanks to good keepering, while on the North York Moors a recent study by the National Park, suggests that waders on moors managed by gamekeepers for grouse shooting are now at their highest levels for 18 years.
The red grouse season gets under way with the Glorious Twelfth today, and the better weather this year than in the past few years means that grouse breeding in England has been more successful, the Moorland Association said.