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Information Note: Land Management for Black Grouse

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Information Note: Land Management for Black Grouse

Black Grouse were once widespread in the UK.   In Scotland they are now one of our fastest declining bird species. Black Grouse are currently a red listed species of high conservation concern.

Black Grouse generally inhabit the altitudinal range of 200-550m. The Scottish stronghold for black grouse is in the central and eastern Highlands in particular Perthshire, however, they are widely distributed in suitable habitats across the Scottish uplands.

Find out more about land management for Black Grouse in our Information Note.  For more detailed information see our Technical Note: TN(711) Management of Black Grouse


A black grouse bird displaying typical display behavior with wings spread, head lowered and tail feathers ruffled.

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