This video shows the spectacular Capercaillie Mating Game.

This video shows the spectacular Capercaillie Mating Game.
Species: Western Capercaillie   Tetrao urogallus
Subspecies: urogallus
Author: Per Johan
Monday, May 5, 2008
Added to IBC: 7 Dec 2010 - 18:51
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Altitude (m): 
798 meters
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For two days and nights I was hiding in a blind shooting this spectacular event. There is only one week in the year where mating occur, so you need some luck to get footage like this! Ambient sound recorded with a pair of shotgun mics.

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Per Johan, IBC1184233. Accessible at

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Per Johan, IBC1184233. Video of Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus at Slidre, Norway. Accessible at

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