Siberian Grouse

Grouse
Male Siberian Spruce Grouse

The Siberian Grouse or Siberian Spruce Grouse, Falcipennis falcipennis, occurs in far eastern Russia. A small population formerly inhabited the far northeast of China, where they are now assumed to be extinct.


Description

This medium-sized grouse is very similar to the North American Spruce Grouse, to which it is closely related.


Habitat

The Siberian grouse mostly occurs in forests of spruce, fir, larch and pine.


Status

Siberian Grouse is classified as Globally Near Threatened by Birdlife International due to loss of habitat caused by increased exploitation of forests and forest fires. Conservation efforts are essential to reduce the risk to this species.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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