Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Rock Ptarmigan

The Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) is a medium-sized gamebird in the grouse family. It is known simply as Ptarmigan in Europe and colloquially as Snow Chicken or Partridge in North America, where it is the official bird for the territory of Nunavut, Canada, and the official game bird for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.The Rock Ptarmigan is 34–36 centimetres (13–14 in) long (tail 8 cm) with a wing-span of 54–60 centimetres (21–24 in). It is slighter smaller than the Willow Ptarmigan by about 10%. The male's "song" is a loud croaking.

 Rock Ptarmigan
 Rock Ptarmigan
 Rock Ptarmigan
 Rock Ptarmigan
 Rock Ptarmigan
Rock Ptarmigan

1 comments:

  1. I like your post because you present such a beautiful image of Rock Ptarmigan birds.

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