Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Galliformes > Family: Phasianidae > Genus: Tetrao > Species: Tetrao tetrix > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Tetrao tetrix britannicus (Witherby & Lönnberg, 1913) Cramp, S. & Simmons, K.E.L. (1980)
Tetrao tetrix tetrix Linnaeus, 1758 Cramp, S. & Simmons, K.E.L. (1980)

Black Grouse - Tetrao tetrix Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 68 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A107


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BE33035C0 Belgium Plateau des Hautes-Fagnes Map
BE33041C0 Belgium Fagnes de la Polleur et de Malmedy Map
CZ0311041 Czech Republic Šumava Map
CZ0421004 Czech Republic Novodomské rašeliniště - Kovářská Map
CZ0421005 Czech Republic Východní Krušné hory Map
CZ0511008 Czech Republic Jizerské hory Map
CZ0521009 Czech Republic Krkonoše Map
DE5326401 Germany Thüringische Rhön Map
DK00BY046 Denmark Randbøl Hede Map
DK00CX282 Denmark Borris Hede Map
EE0010173 Estonia Lahemaa Map
EE0070173 Estonia Sirtsi Map
FI0408004 Finland Salminlahti Map
FI0800026 Finland Hanhikeidas Map
FI0900083 Finland Iilijärven alue Map
FI1000005 Finland Rahjan saaristo Map
FI1000014 Finland Ritaneva-Vipusalonneva-Märsynneva Map
FI1100400 Finland Poikainlammit-Karhusuo Map
FI1301716 Finland KOITELAINEN Map
IT2070303 Italy Val Grigna Map
IT3310004 Italy Forra del Torrente Cellina Map
ITA090004 Italy Pantano Morghella Map
LV0300800 Latvia Sauka Map
LV0303400 Latvia Raznas nacionalais parks Map
LV0304300 Latvia Uzavas lejtece Map
LV0512200 Latvia Lielais Pelecares purvs Map
LV0514100 Latvia Kalkupes ieleja Map
LV0532600 Latvia Burgas plavas Map
LV0535400 Latvia Rujas paliene Map
LV0600100 Latvia Vecpiebalga Map
LV0600300 Latvia Augszeme Map
NL9803015 Netherlands Sallandse Heuvelrug Map
SKCHVU008 Slovakia Horna Orava Map
SKCHVU013 Slovakia Mala Fatra Map
SKCHVU017 Slovakia Muranska planina - Stolica Map
SKCHVU018 Slovakia Nizke Tatry Map
SKCHVU030 Slovakia Tatry Map
SKCHVU033 Slovakia Velka Fatra Map
SKCHVU036 Slovakia Volovske vrchy Map
SKUEV0198 Slovakia Zvolen Map
LV0300900 Latvia Dridza ezers Map
LV0100300 Latvia Grinu dabas rezervats Map
SKUEV0197 Slovakia Salatin Map
SKUEV0225 Slovakia Muranska planina Map
SKUEV0310 Slovakia Kralovoholske Tatry Map
SKUEV0302 Slovakia Dumbierske Tatry Map
FI1300907 Finland Kemihaaran suot Map
SKUEV0288 Slovakia Kysucke Beskydy Map
SKUEV0203 Slovakia Stolica Map
LV0304500 Latvia Ogres ieleja Map
SKUEV0331 Slovakia Cergovsky Mincol Map
FI0700025 Finland Värtsilän laakso (SPA) Map
FI0900031 Finland Peuralamminneva Map
AT3412000 Austria Verwall Map
AT3111000 Austria Nationalpark Kalkalpen und Umgebung Map
AT3203010 Austria Winklmoos Map
SKCHVU053 Slovakia Slovensky raj Map
SKCHVU051 Slovakia Levocske vrchy Map
SKCHVU052 Slovakia Cergov Map
AT2134000 Austria Mittagskogel Map
BE34016C0 Belgium Fagnes de Samrée et de Tailles Map
BE34017C0 Belgium Fagnes de Bihain Map
BE35039C0 Belgium Vallée de la Houille en aval de Gedinne Map
BE33032C0 Belgium Fagnes de Malchamps et de Stoumont Map
BE33036C0 Belgium Fagnes de la Roer Map
BE33025C0 Belgium Fagnes du Nord-Est Map
BE35040C0 Belgium Vallée de la Hulle Map
BE35041C0 Belgium Bassin de la Houille en amont de Gedinne Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Birkhuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Black Grouse English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cietrzew Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fagiano di monte Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gallo-lira Común Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Galo-lira Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Korhoen Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Nyírfajd Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Orre Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rubenis, teteris Latvian Latvian NRC
Teeri Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tétras lyre French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Lyrurus tetrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lyryrus tetrix (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:03320 European bird-ringing
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (invalid) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Tetrao tetrix European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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