Capercaillie occurs in open forests. During the summer the bir stays on ground, but always spend the night in trees, with the exception of the female during incubation and when the chicks are small.
Capercaillie diet consists of various plant parts, such as buds, young leaves, grains, seeds and berries, but they also eat insects, larvae and worms, especially the chicks are fed with insects. During the winter, pine needles are the primary food.
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