The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird. They are a reddish-brown colour all over and have pale feathers that cover their legs and feet. their bills are slightly hooked and short tails.
Red Grouse are resident birds in the UK and breed in the uplands in the north and west. During their lives, these birds don't tend to travel very far at all.
Numbers of these birds are sadly declining and this could be down to the loss of heather moorlands or perhaps disease.
Their diets consist of seeds, insects, berries and heather.
Commonly referred to simply as the Capercaillie, the Western Capercaillie is skittish and shy despite being the largest woodland grouse. It should not be confused with the similar Black-billed Capercaillie which resides solely in central and eastern Russia.