Meaning of willow grouse in English:

willow grouse


  • A common Eurasian and North American grouse with reddish-brown and white plumage, turning mainly white in winter.

    North American term willow ptarmigan

    Lagopus lagopus, family Tetraonidae (or Phasianidae). See also red grouse

    ‘A white willow grouse on white snow is difficult to spot; you may only see it when it takes off.’
    • ‘Then you can hunt for capercaillies, black grouses, hazel grouses and willow grouses.’
    • ‘Several species have been protected by legislation owing to their small numbers, among them are the beavers, red deer, and willow grouses.’
    • ‘In summertime over 75 species of birds live in tundra (polar owls, willow grouses and ptarmigans, snow-buntings, skuas, sandpipers, swans, wild geese).’
    • ‘Some species are represented by quite big samples allowing analysis of trends in geographic variation: eagle owl, larger falcons, goshawks, willow grouses, etc.’