Western Capercaillie loves our forests
Western Capercaillie also known as Tetrao Uragullus, is the most prominent member of the grouse family. The male bird of the species is quite famous among the hunters because of its unique stalking experience. The birds’ species show an extreme sexual dimorphism, with the male being twice or thrice bigger than the female’s size.
The physical appearance of Western Capercaillie:
There are specific differences in the physical appearance of both genders of the bird, which makes them easy to identify. The bird’s male species is vast, almost the turkey’s size weighing 3 to 4 kg, while the female is a small hen weighing nearly 2 kgs. The coloration and patterns of both birds are also different. And both have feathers on their legs, especially in cold weather conditions, to help prevent freezing.
Habitat and adaptation
Western Capercaillie is found in northern parts of Europe and western and central Asia, usually found in coniferous forests. These birds are non-migratory, which might be the reason for their extinction from various world forests.
Our forests and Western Capercaillie
Western Capercaillie has been living in our forest for a very long time. They don’t have any negative impact on the ecosystem. They are a beautiful contribution to our wildlife and should be secured and protected. These birds love our planet’s coniferous forests and stay there without migrating from one place to another.
Negative impact on humans
The forests, which are habitats of these species, are usually cleared to obtain lumber and farms. When providing the habitat for these birds, an economic loss is experienced during that lumber not being used for financial purposes.
But only economic benefits are not essential, and the ecosystem should also be protected, and wildlife should be secured.