Scientific: Tetrao tetrix
Cymraeg: Grugiar Ddu
Close to extinction as a breeding species, the few post-1980 sightings being from northern forest areas.
Twos and threes seen in plantation near Ffarmers.
A few in plantations, near Ffarmers, May. Male, Gwenffrwd Reserve, May.
6+, near Cynghordy, 8 December.
A small lek in the north of the county, 1 May.
2, Upper Cothi Valley, November.
Small numbers, near Rhandirmwyn
Sightings by forestry workers involving small numbers on the verges of a northern forest.
Female seen in one locality.
A lone male was seen in a northern forest area.
There were 3 sightings of a female at an upland forestry site between 7th – 12th November. These were the first records since 1992.
Site A contained 1 male and a chick; Site B, 1 adult and 1 chick.