A bird of a race of the willow ptarmigan having entirely reddish-brown plumage, native only to the British Isles.
Lagopus lagopus scoticus, family Phasianidae (or Tetraonidae)‘Marsden Moor supports large numbers of moorland birds such as the golden plover, red grouse, curlew and the diminutive twite.’
- ‘It is the home of the lapwing, curlew, golden plover, dunlin and red grouse.’
- ‘The black grouse needs a more varied habitat than the better-established red grouse.’
- ‘Fine weather throughout the spring and early summer has produced encouraging numbers of red grouse for the start of the season on Tuesday.’
- ‘The problem is that numbers of red grouse are in freefall, continuing a downward trend witnessed over the past 20 years or more.’
red grouse/ˈˌred ˈɡrous/ /ˈˌrɛd ˈɡraʊs/
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