In a relatively small area – in the south of the Far East there is a very secretive, but at the same time bold bird – Dikusha. Local residents and taiga hunters called her a humble grouse. Indeed, at a remote distance this bird is easily confused with hazel grouse. Dikusha is one of the rare and poorly studied birds of the black grouse family. Is on the verge of destruction. It is listed in the Red Book of the IUCN, the Red Book of the Russian Federation.
The breeding season occurs in May. During the mating season, males sit on a tree and spread their tails fan out and lift them up. They nest always at the foot of the tree, digging a shallow hole in the ground, and laying down needles or leaves on the bottom. Masonry consists of 6-15 pale brown eggs with an olive tint. The female herself incubates masonry for 3-4 weeks. Chicks, a couple of hours after hatching, become mobile and can follow mother everywhere. Males do not take any part in the upbringing of offspring and lead a separate way of life.
From May 3 to May 19, 2016, professors visited the tourist base “Amut Snow Lake” headed by Doctor of Biology Andreev Alexander Vladimirovich, Magadan Institute of Biological Problems of the North of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Doctors: Klaus Florenc Erik Siegfried and Dr. Unger Walter Christophe representatives of the country of Germany. Studies were carried out to study the biology of Asian wildlife in the mountainous part of the Areal of unbroken spruce forests.
Dr. Unger, Dr. Klaus, Dr. Alexander Vladimirovich (left, right)