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The capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) is a large, nearly flightless, game bird related to the grouse, found across in highland coniferous forests across northern Europe from Spain westwards to the Ural Mountains. A related species is found in the Far East. It is the national bird of Scotland, where it became extinct in 1785 but was reintroduced in the nineteenth century.

Breeding male capercaillies are highly territorial and have been known to attack deer, dogs, sheep and even humans.[1]