Highland Raiders (The Grouse At Home) by Joseph Farquharson



Title

Highland Raiders (The Grouse At Home)

Artist

Joseph Farquharson

Ref GM1999
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 30" x 20" (76 x 50 cm)
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Description  
Highland Raiders (The Grouse At Home) depicts Red Grouse flying into a field and feeding on the shoots and seeds. The Red Grouse, is a medium-sized bird of the grouse family which is found in heather moorland in Great Britain and Ireland. It is usually classified as a subspecies of the Willow Ptarmigan but is sometimes considered to be a separate species. It is also known as the moorfowl or moorbird. The Red Grouse has a reddish brown plumage. 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. The Highlands are a historic region of Scotland. The area is sometimes referred to as the "Scottish Highlands." It was culturally distinguishable from the Lowlands from the later Middle Ages into the modern period, when Lowland Scots replaced Scottish Gaelic throughout most of the Lowlands. The term is also used for the area north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault, although the exact boundaries are not clearly defined, particularly to the east. The area is very sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges dominating the region, and includes the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis.