The Caucasian Black Groose occurs in extreme southwestern Europe and adjacent regions. It breeds in the Caucasus Mountains and northeast Turkey on open slopes.
The males measure 50-55 cm in length; females between 37-42 cm.
The male has an all-black plumage, apart from red eyebrows, and a long, deeply forked tail. The female's plumage is mostly grey with dark barring.
Breeding / Nesting
The average clutch size consists of 10 eggs laid in a ground scrape. She alone takes care of the eggs and raises the chicks.
Calls / Vocalizations
It has a cackling call.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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