n.1.(Zool.) A bird belonging to the tribe of which the genus Tetrao is the type, as the grouse, partridge, quail, and the like. Used also adjectively.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The clockwork of Finnish tetraonid population dynamics.
Possible viral reservoirs of SINV are tetraonid and migratory birds, which are a major blood source for mosquitoes and have been shown to harbor SINV antibodies (3,11,12).
2002: Behavioural evidence for ultraviolet vision in a tetraonid species foraging experiment with black grouse Tetrao tetrix.--Journal of Avian Biology 33(2): 199-202.
Fluctuations and long-term trends in the relative densities of tetraonid populations in Finland.
The causes of the population cycles characteristic of many boreal herbivores, e.g., hares, rodents, and tetraonid birds, remain enigmatic.
1981: Fluctuations and long-term trends in the relative densities of tetraonid populations in Finland, 1964-77.--Finnish Game Research 39: 13-34.
1966: (In Finnish with an English summary: The number of tetraonid birds and their occurrence in various habitat types in the Oulu district according to compass line census).--Suomen Riista 19: 130-144.
These coincided with years of general tetraonid abundance.
Population cycles are common in boreal herbivorous rodents, lagomorphs, and tetraonid birds, such as Red Grouse (Williams 1985), and their predators (Keith 1963, Sinclair et al.
Goshawk predation on tetraonids: availability of prey and diet of the predator in the breeding season.--J.
Prey species diversity was relatively high among birds compared to mammals, with Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar), tetraonids, Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus), and corvids most abundant.
For a number of declining bird species such as woodpeckers, tetraonids, and farmland birds, the population indices derived from the point count schemes have been used for the assessment of population status.