ptarmigan

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ptarmigan

(tär`məgən): see grousegrouse,
common name for a game bird of the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. There are about 18 species. Grouse are henlike terrestrial birds, protectively plumaged in shades of red, brown, and gray.
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ptarmigan

[′tar·mə·gən]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of various birds of the genus Lagopus in the family Tetraonidae; during the winter, plumage is white and hairlike feathers cover the feet.

ptarmigan

1. any of several arctic and subarctic grouse of the genus Lagopus, esp L. mutus, which has a white winter plumage
2. a created domestic fancy pigeon with ruffled or curled feathers on the wings and back
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2008: Effect of weather on the reproductive rate of Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta in the eastern Pyrenees.
2012: Metodi di censimento e definizione dell'idoneita ambientale per la conservazione dei Galliformi alpini, con particolare riferimento alla Pernice Bianca Lagopus muta helvetica e al Fagiano di monte Tetrao tetrix.
1999), and willow ptarmigan, rock ptarmigan Lagopus muta and white-tailed ptarmigan Lagopus leucura have been surveyed using an aerial distance sampling technique (Pelletier & Krebs 1997).