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blackcock

the male of the black grouse
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But thanks to a successful restoration drive, the North Pennines Black Grouse Recovery Project said the English population of the bird was up from 773 males in 1998 to 1029 in 2006.
Black grouse were once common in most of Southern England, but are now found only in four upland areas in Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and North Yorkshire.
During the 1990s, the black grouse population in Wales was declining fast, with numbers of lekking (courting) males diving to just 126 in 1997.
The Black Grouse has a long-standing relationship with the RSPB, with donations from the sale of the whisky being put towards conservation of its namesake, the bird.
Our ultimate goal was to identify the habitat requirements of brood-rearing black grouse hens in order to provide guidelines for conservation and restoration management of this emblematic species of Alpine timberline ecosystems.
The black grouse, once common in the UK, has been under threat for a number of years, owing to predators and a loss of habitat.
The bird's dramatic recovery from virtual disappearance in Wales means that the Welsh Black Grouse Recovery Project, set up in 1999, has exceeded Welsh Government biodiversity targets to have 270 lekking males by 2015, four years earlier than expected.
BLACK grouse numbers are increasing in the North Pennines, according to the RSPB which has been monitoring the rare birds.
The hope is that its intervention will help secure the future of the bird, in the same way that the endangered red kite and black grouse were protected by the society in the past.
RSPB's Yorkshire spokesman Chris Thomson said: "In Yorkshire, endangered species such as corn buntings, black grouse, curlews and tree sparrows would slip even further into decline without HLS funding to secure their management.
Otherwise, black grouse and hazel grouse Bonasa bonasia had a significantly greater proportion of total hits in BIOSIS than in WOS, blue grouse Dendragapus obscurus and spruce grouse Dendragapus canadensis vice versa.
The black grouse is an endangered species in the UK.