Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Willow Ptarmigan

The Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Willow Grouse or in the British Isles the Red Grouse, is a bird of the grouse subfamily. It is a sedentary species, breeding in birch and other forests and moorlands in the tundra of Scandinavia, Siberia, Alaska, northern Canada, in particular the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the state bird of Alaska. In summer male's plumage is marbled brown, with a reddish hue to the neck and breast, a black tail, and white wings and underparts.

 Willow Ptarmigan
 Willow Ptarmigan
 Willow Ptarmigan
 Willow Ptarmigan
 Willow Ptarmigan
 Willow Ptarmigan

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