Red Grouse

Name: Red Grouse

Scientific name: Lagopus lagopus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A plump, round game bird about the same size and shape as a partridge. Red Grouse is entirely rich gingery-brown in colour, with a black tail and red eyebrows. They feed on heather leaves.

How to identify: Unmistakeable.

Where: Lives on heather moorlands in north and south west England, Wales and Scotland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 20
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 20

Fantastic fact: This is the Famous Grouse that appears on whisky bottles.

Photograph credit: Blake Matheson

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