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Which bird's name derives from a Scottish Gaelic term meaning "horse of the woods"?

Question #149022. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Sep 28 2022.
Originally posted Sep 27 2022 8:22 AM.

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Answer has 6 votes.

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The Capercaillie family of birds
capercaillie
: a very large European grouse (Tetrao urogallus) of hilly coniferous woodlands

History and Etymology for capercaillie
Scottish Gaelic capalcoille, literally, horse of the woods

link https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capercaillie

Sep 27 2022, 10:52 AM
odo5435
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Answer has 2 votes.

Response last updated by odo5435 on Sep 28 2022.
Sep 28 2022, 7:44 AM
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