Black grouse. Heath cock. It lives on moors, near trees and likes marshy ground with rushes, stands of trees and rocky, heather-covered hills. A game bird which is trussed and roasted like a chicken. It can be shot from 20th August to 10 December, although the season starts on 1st September in parts of the south. They can be hung for up to ten days. Like grouse, they are occasionally called moorgame, moorfowl or moorcock.