Evidence of re-nesting after brood loss in Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus

Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) Science Article 9

abstract

The Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus is a single-brooded species that can re-lay if a clutch is lost during the nesting period (Cramp & Simmons 1980). However, there is no reported evidence regarding second clutches being attempted after a brood of young chicks is lost. Indeed, there is only one record of re-nesting after brood loss in Galliformes and this refers to the Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus (Dumke & Pils 1979). In that study four

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