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2010-11-23 07:00:00

PERTH, Scotland, November 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 'The Grouse' statue, created by Scottish Sculptor Ruaraig Maciver, was officially unveiled today at one of Scotland's major road junctions, the Broxden roundabout, in Perth, Scotland. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101123/420967 ) The sculpture which depicts a grouse taking flight can be seen emerging from the trees on the roundabout.

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2010-09-29 09:37:10

Study finds higher temperatures, precipitation levels mean greater harm by parasites to developing chicks.

2008-09-08 06:00:11

By Jenny Haworth TWO golden eagle chicks have been born next to a 46-turbine wind farm. Nicknamed Ben and Turk, the chicks hatched in a nesting site next to the Beinnan Tuirc wind farm in Argyll.


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2007-12-18 12:58:03

The Willow Grouse (Europe) or Willow Ptarmigan (North America)(Lagopus lagopus), is a medium-sized game bird of the grouse family. It breeds in birch and other forests and tundra across northern Eurasia, and in Alaska and northern Canada. The Willow Ptarmigan is the state bird of Alaska. The spring male is brown above with a reddish neck and white wings and under parts. The female is similar, but lacks the pure white belly. In winter, both sexes' plumages become completely white except...

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2006-03-01 11:32:46

The Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a bird of prey of the harrier family found throughout the northern parts of the Northern hemisphere in Canada and the northernmost USA, and northern Eurasia. In North America it is known as the Northern Harrier or Marsh Hawk. With the exception of those that live in mildest regions such as France and Great Britain, this species migrates to more southerly areas in winter. Hen Harriers will roost in colonies during the winter, often with Merlins. This...

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2005-06-02 10:52:52

The Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) is a small (31-35 cm) bird in the grouse family. It is an inactive species, breeding across subartic Eurasia on rocky mountainsides and tundra. There are isolated populations in the Pyrenees, the Alps and the mountains of Scotland. It also occurs in Alaska, and northern Canada, where it is called the Rock Ptarmigan, or colloquially as Snow Chicken. This is the official bird for the territory of Nunavut, Canada. The Eurasian spring male has greyish...

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