THE THRUSHES / TROSTER

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VULVPES VULPES / RED FOX / RØDREV

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CALIDRIS CANUTUS / THE RED KNOT / POLARSNIPE

Red Knots are plump, neatly proportioned sandpipers that in summer sport brilliant terracotta-orange underparts and intricate gold, buff, rufous, and black upperparts. This cosmopolitan species occurs on all continents except Antarctica and migrates exceptionally long distances, from High Arctic nesting areas to wintering spots in southern South America, Africa, and Australia.

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CHARADRIUS HIATICULA / RINGED PLOVER / SANDLO

The ringed plover is a small wader that is easily recognized by its broad black breast band. It breeds in the north-eastern parts of Canada, on Greenland, Iceland, in north-west Europe throughout Scandinavia, Svalbard and arctic regions from Russia to the Bering Sea. In the breeding season ringed plovers occur on plains with sand, gravel or sparse vegetation, usually near water.

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TETRAO TETRIX / BLACK GROUSE / ORRFUGL

The black grouse is a large game bird in the grouse family. The female is greyish-brown and has a cackling call. She takes all responsibility for nesting and caring for the chicks.

The black grouse is a large bird with males being around 53 centimetres long and weighing 1,000–1,450 g and females approximately 40 cm and weighing 750–1,110 g. The cock is very distinctive, with black plumage, apart from red wattles and a white wingbar, and a lyre-shaped tail, which appears forked in flight.

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Female black grouse

GRUS GRUS / THE COMMON CRANE / TRANE

The common crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. A medium-sized species, it is the only crane commonly found in Europe. The common crane is a large, stately bird and a medium-sized crane. It is 100–130 cm long with a 180–240 cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 3 to 6.1 kg.

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