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BBC Winterwatch: Chris Packham And Michaela Strachan Talk About 'Black Cock', Twitter Reacts

23/01/2014 10:55 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 12:59 GMT

Great tits, rough-faced shags and blue-footed boobies - birds' names have long been the source of childish giggling.

But once we become adults, imagining the tufted titmouse as anything other than a sparrow-sized songbird is no longer acceptable.

So it's no surprise that Chris Packham kept a straight face on Wednesday night when he told Winterwatch viewers: "We promised you black cock live on the internet first thing in the morning, and if you were watching this morning, this is what you got."

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Packham and Strachan in action

The black cock, as we all know, is another name for the black grouse, found in northern Europe, which is known for its eye-catching breeding season display.

Twitter, however, wasn't so restrained:

Co-presenter Michaela Strachan then got stuck in.

"There's one particular black cock that's made me smile," she revealed.

It was this one:

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A black cock