Red Grouse

The Red Grouse, Lagopus lagopus scotica, is a medium-sized bird of the grouse family which is found in heather moorland in Great Britain and Ireland. It is usually classified as a subspecies of the Willow Ptarmigan but is sometimes considered to be a separate species, Lagopus scotica. It is also known as the moorfowl or moorbird.

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... shooting estates, particularly those managed for Red Grouse shooting, resulting in local and regional extinction in many areas, particularly in England where only 4 breeding pairs ... Since the assumed threat to Red Grouse is the main reason for the persecution of this species in the UK, a project funded by Scottish Natural Heritage, the Game Wildlife Conservation. 10-year investigation, costing £3 million, is intended to see whether grouse and raptors can live side-by-side harmoniously ...
Red Grouse - Parasites and Viruses
... The Red Grouse may be infected by parasites and viruses which severely affect populations ... Strongylosis or 'grouse disease' is caused by the strongyle worm, which induces damage and internal bleeding after burrowing into the cecum ... In Red Grouse, this virus can cause mortality as high as 78% ...

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