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A Blackcock (Lyrurus tetrix) displays in the early morning light during the lek in Norway.

© Tesni Ward / Biosphoto

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Image size: 4974x3316 pixels (16.6"x11.1" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2018-04-20

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With thick fog shrouding the valley each morning, the sun struggled to break through. With a small, thinner gap of fog on this morning, some light and colour flooded the valley as this male displayed near the centre of the lek.


Science / Meteorology / Meteorological phenomenon / Fog

Animal / Wild animal / Chordate / Vertebrate / Sauropsid / Bird / Gallinacean / Grouse (Tetras) / Black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix)

Behavior / Reproductive behaviour / Lek mating arena


Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Individual / Male / Cock

Ambiance / Twilight / Morning

Ambiance / Seasons / Temperate season / Spring

Europe / Scandinavia / Norway

Shot / Overview

Shot / Profile shot

Behavior / Reproductive behaviour / Courtship behaviour

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Space / Sun / Sunrise

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Gnathostomata / Euteleostomi / Sarcopterygii / Rhipidistia / Tetrapodomorpha / Tetrapoda / Sauropsida / Aves / Galliformes / Tetraonidae / Lyrurus

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