|Upland heather moors away from trees.
A shallow scrape up to 20 cm across which is lined with vegetation.
The shoots, seeds and flowers of heather. It will also feed on berries, cereal crops and sometimes insects.
Reddish brown. The tail is black and the legs are white.
There are white stripes on the underwing and red combs
over the eye. Females are less reddish than the males and
have less conspicuous combs. Young birds are duller and
lack the red combs.
April - May.
6 to 9. Oval, glossy and pale yellow with dark brown blotches.