Inter-specific aggression between red grouse, ptarmigan and pheasant

Watson, Adam. 2009 Inter-specific aggression between red grouse, ptarmigan and pheasant. Grouse News (38). 5-7.

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Fights or other aggressive encounters between grouse species or between grouse and pheasants have seldom been recorded. Below, I describe some encounters between red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus and ptarmigan Lagopus muta, and between red grouse and pheasants Phasianus colchicus. They throw light on inter-specific behaviour in relation to habitat.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: UKCEH Fellows
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Newsletter of the Grouse Group of the IUCN/SSC-WPA Galliformes Specialist Group
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 31 Oct 2011 11:32 +0 (UTC)

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