- a large grouse, Tetrao urogallus, of Eurasian forests.
Origin of capercaillie
Examples from the Web for capercaillie
Historical Examples of capercaillie
To give an instance nearer home, the Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) was successfully introduced into Scotland in 1837.The History of the European Fauna
R. F. Scharff
The Capercaillie hen makes her nest upon the ground, and lays from six to twelve eggs.
The Black Cock resembles, in one of its most striking peculiarities, its near relative, the Capercaillie.
capercailzie (ˌkæpəˈkeɪljɪ, -ˈkeɪlzɪ)
- a large European woodland grouse, Tetrao urogallus, having a black plumage and fan-shaped tail in the male