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willow grouse

noun
1.
a N European grouse, Lagopus lagopus, with a reddish-brown plumage and white wings: now regarded as the same species as the red grouse (L. lagopus scoticus) of Britain
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  • There can now be no doubt that this is the "willow grouse" of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • Are you sure it was not a bielaya kooropatka (willow grouse)?

    The Romance of the Woods F. J. Whishaw
  • He brought with him two willow grouse with their heads shot off.

  • The country was alive with bear, ptarmigan, willow grouse, and capercailzie.

    Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne
  • Among the birds are found some species now only living in cold countries, such as the snowy owl, willow grouse, and flamingo.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Occasionally, too, either Dallas or Abel would stroll round with his gun and get a few ptarmigan or willow grouse.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • I guess that's why it's called the fool hen, though its proper name is the willow grouse.

  • Of the wild fowl the capercailzie is the finest, and there are found everywhere "rype" (ptarmigan), and hazel and willow grouse.

    The Norwegian Fjords A. Heaton Cooper
  • I 400 also outlined in the mountainous hills near our vessel, as a background to my willow grouse.

  • They brought a pair of willow grouse, old and young; the latter had no hairy feathers yet on the legs.

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