English: Black-billed Capercaillie
Russian: Каменный глухарь
French: Tetras a bec noir
Mongolian: Нургийн сойр
Japanese: オオライチョウ (O-raicho)
Body Length: 68-79 cm
Wing span: 75-115 cm
Breeding season: April-August
Egg number: 6-9
Egg colour: Yellowish-buff with fine
speckling and more small blotches.
Brood: 1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least Concern
Food: Seeds, needle leaves, buds, dried
fruits, insects and wheat grains.
Habitat: Nests on the ground with dense
vegetation in mountain forest shrubs and bushes in coniferous and mixed
forests. They remain in family groups, joining larger flocks in the autumn.
Large flocks move down to river valleys and wheat fields near forests. They
flocks move down to river valleys and wheat fields near forests in winter and
stay in deciduous forests and the edges of forests.