Georg Kantioler - Courting capercaillie cock


In April, the mating season of the capercaillie begins. It’s happening more often that the capercaillie is losing it’s shyness, for hardly explainable reasons, and it is tolerating and in some cases is looking for, people in it’s territory. From 2006 to 2013 I repeatedly went to the same courting ground of one special grouse. If it wasn´t so aggressive, it would have been easier to take pictures of it. Its attacks are not particularly pleasant, especially when they occur in flight.

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