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Synonyms for capercaillie

large black Old World grouse

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Raising the awareness of tourists and the general public as to the menaces facing the Vosges capercaillie.
It will therefore aim to implement practices that are most likely to encourage economic, social and tourism development compatible with increasing the Vosges capercaillie population.
Wildlife experts warned anyone caught trying the recipe for roast capercaillie faces a pounds 5000 fine.
RSPB spokesman Paul Walton said: "The capercaillie is probably the most endangered bird in Scotland and we believe there are now less than 1000 across the country.
There are a number of reasons why the capercaillie is dying out.
THE capercaillie could die out in Scotland unless humans act now to protect it, experts have warned.
The Scots population of the iconic bird has dwindled from 20,000 in the 1970s to just 1228, according to the most recent survey of capercaillie numbers last winter.
Stuart Housden, of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, said: "We need concerted and swift action to make sure the capercaillie remains part of Scotland's wonderful wildlife.
Senior RSPB warden Desmond Durgan said: "The capercaillie is in big trouble and the birds need all the help that they can get to reproduce.