British Red Grouse (Lagopus Lagopus Scoticus)
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    British Red Grouse (Lagopus Lagopus Scoticus) British Red Grouse (Lagopus Lagopus Scoticus) Presentation Transcript

    • British Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) United Kingdom
    • General Information: Red Grouse
      • Is a medium sized game bird which is prized from an organoleptic and shooting perspective
      • Red (Reddish Brown more so for females) eye brow with black tails and white leg (one of the only type of birds to have feathers on their feet to help with the cold winters that they go through
    • What Issues Surround it’s Production, Breeding, and or Restoration
      • Grouse are surprisingly short lived for such large birds. Approximately 50-60% of the adult cocks and 70-80% of the adult hens die between one breeding season and the next
      • This is due to either dying because of being hunted which is a large issue in Britain because they are a prized game bird, killed by a predator, or could not survive the winters conditions
      • Trying to put some kind of lay or regulations on hunting Red Grouse because their population is depleating
    • Long term Place in the Food Chain
      • Many moors are intensively managed to increase the density of Red Grouse, controlled fires take place for the fresh more to grow back which Grouse like for nesting in the spring
      • Predator control is a moor management as well, for animals such as foxes, stoats and crows
      • In recent years the use of medicated grit with dosing of birds against diseases of which they are susceptible
    • Research References
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Grouse
      • http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org