Grouse, Partridges and Pheasants Tetraoninae (5)
(Banner Photos: Red Grouse by Michael John O'Mahony)
Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus urogallus
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix perdix
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
30 records involving 39 birds between 1964 (first records post 19th century) and the end of 1993 when the speices was removed from the IRBC rarities list. Usually seen singly but up to five together have been recorded.
Analysis of these records show the following:
Locations where birds have been seen: Aghadoe, Killeagh, Ballycotton, Ballymackeigh (Killeagh), Ballymacoda, Ballyquirke (Killeagh), Ballyspillane (Midleton), Baltimore, Cape Clear Island, Fanisk Bridge(Killeagh), Galley Head, Inch (Killeagh), Kilcrea, Old Head of Kinsale, Oysterhaven, Roche's Point, The Lough (Cork City).
Birds seen between April and November with most records during the summer months.
Distribution: a widespread summer visitor to much of Europe, which