Siberian grouse

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Siberian grouse
Falcipennis falcipennis displaying.jpg
Male in display
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Tetraoninae
Genus: Falcipennis
Species: F. falcipennis
Binomial name
Falcipennis falcipennis
(Hartlaub, 1855)
Synonyms

Dendragapus falcipennis

The Siberian grouse (Falcipennis falcipennis) is a medium-sized grouse.[1]

It is very similar to the North American spruce grouse, to which it is closely related.[citation needed]

The Siberian grouse mostly occurs in forests of spruce, fir, larch and pine. Its range is far eastern Russia, and a small population formerly inhabited the far northeast of China, where they are probably now extinct.[2]

Siberian grouse is classified as Globally Near Threatened by Birdlife International due to loss of habitat caused by increased exploitation of forests and forest fires. Conservation efforts are essential to reduce the risk to this species.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siegfried Klaus, Franz Hafner, Roald Potapov, Sun Yue-Hua. "Falcipennis falcipennis Hartlaub, 1855". http://www.galliformes-sg.org/. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dendragapus falcipennis". Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Siberian Grouse Dendragapus falcipennis". Bird life International (www.birdlife.org). Retrieved 2013-08-27. 

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