Male Capercaillie displaying

Male Capercaillie displaying

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Credit: ANNIE HAYCOCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Male black grouse (Tetrao urogallus) calling and displaying on the lek in snow. Capercaillies are the largest member of the grouse family. The lek is a type of animal territory in which males of a certain species gather to demonstrate their prowess before or during the mating season. Photographed in Europe.

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