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Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

By teocali
A near full frame capture of a wild male (Western) Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), taken near Aviemore in the Cairngorms, Scotland, last March. I felt so privileged to see this magnificent bird in the wild, sadly nearing extinction and on the RSPB Endangered Species Red List.

Many thanks for your great response to my last upload, with special thanks to Isabel (Chinga) and Mike (Greyheron) for their User Awards - re Smileally appreciated and highly valued

Tags: Wild Bird Scottish highlands Aviemore Endangered Wildlife and nature Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Cairngorms national park RSPB red list

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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
11 Feb 2014 5:13PM
Magnificent ....what a beautiful bird, great photography...
MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
11 Feb 2014 5:20PM
Great image, beautiful bird. Until fairly recently, they could be seen a few miles away in the local glen, - sadly no more.
11 Feb 2014 5:37PM
Stunning image - WOW!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Feb 2014 7:27PM
beautiful capture with that low point of view!
Kruger01 10 16 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 7:27PM
Stunning capture

Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 5 8 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 7:29PM
Brilliant sharp shot

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Feb 2014 7:54PM
A cracking shot of this handsome gamebird putting on a show to attract the females.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 8:01PM
A spectacular showing of those feathers SmileSmileSmile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
11 Feb 2014 8:55PM
Almost as rare as a haggis! WinkGrin
JohnoP 12 2
11 Feb 2014 9:36PM
Stunning! Lucky you! John Grin
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2014 7:57PM
Great wildlife photography.


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