French: Tétras de Sibérie German: Sichelhuhn Spanish: Gallo siberiano
southern shores of Sea of Okhotsk and Stanovoy Mountains, south-east Russia
Russian Far East from N Amurskaya E to Sea of Okhotsk, and S to Lesser Khingan and Sikhote-Alin Mts and lower Amur; Sakhalin I. Recorded in the late 1970s in N Heilongjiang (Amur Valley and Xiao Hinggan Ling), China, but present occurrence in this country is unlikely#R#R.
38–43 cm; male 580–735 g, female 650–740 g. Mostly rich brown and black; white line around black throat; combs reddish. Differs from wholly allopatric F... read more
Capercaillie-like advertising display, which often commences on stump or tree before the bird jumps... read more
Coniferous forests, mainly of spruce (e.g. Picea jezoensis and P. abies) and fir... read more
Food and feeding
Diet based heavily on spruce and fir needles, especially during winter, when forages both on the ground (in snow) and in tall trees,... read more
Winter flocks disband in late/early Apr, with older males typically departing first, but spring flocks (see Food and feeding) not until... read more
Sedentary; seasonally performs limited vertical movements in some montane areas, e.g. moving to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently treated as Near Threatened. Overall range probably c. 1,000,000 km². Included in Russian Red Data Book since 1978, in which country... read more
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