Taxon profile


Western Capercaillie
Tetrao urogallus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Galliformes »  family Tetraonidae »  genus Tetrao

Other names

= Eurasian Capercaillie

Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 12

subspecies Tetrao urogallus aquitanicus Ingram, 1915
subspecies Tetrao urogallus cantabricus Castroviejo, 1967
subspecies Tetrao urogallus karelicus Lönnberg, 1924
subspecies Tetrao urogallus kureikensis Buturlin, 1927
subspecies Tetrao urogallus lonnbergi Snigirevski, 1957
subspecies Tetrao urogallus major C. L. Brehm, 1831
subspecies Tetrao urogallus pleskei Stegmann, 1926
subspecies Tetrao urogallus rudolfi Dombrowski, 1912
subspecies Tetrao urogallus taczanowskii (Stejneger, 1885)
subspecies Tetrao urogallus uralensis Menzbier, 1887
subspecies Tetrao urogallus urogallus Linnaeus, 1758

Tetrao urogallus urogallus

subspecies Tetrao urogallus volgensis Buturlin, 1907

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 5.1 [295]

Bird Life [] [as Tetrao urogallus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [96460]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Tetrao urogallus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Tetrao urogallus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Tetrao urogallus Linnaeus, 1758]
CZ Hudec K. (2012): Slovník historických českých názvů ptáků [], Česká společnost ornitologická [as Tetrao urogallus]
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Tetrao urogallus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Tetrao urogallus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [] [as Tetrao urogallus]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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