Baking: White-tailed Ptarmigan

 

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Lagopus leucura

Length: 11-12 Weight: 0.5-1 lbs

Identification:

In summer, male is grayish-brown with black speckling on chest and a white belly, female is barred brown. In winter, both sexes completely white. Tail white, and wings white.

WTPT

Distribution: 

Resident of northwestern North America from Alaska to Idaho, and some populations in Colorado mountains.

Cool Facts:

The White-tailed Ptarmigan is a cold weather bird, and may be seen bathing in snow if temperatures rise higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

The White-tailed Ptarmigan is the smallest of the ptarmigans, and its range reaches the farthest south.

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References:

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