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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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1985: Behavior and social structure in Svalbard Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus mutus hyperboreus.
Seasonal changes in crop content of the Svalbard Norway ptarmigan Lagopus mutus hyperboreus.
A population study of ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in Scotland.
1992: Pernice bianca Lagopus mutus.-In: Brichetti, P., De Franceschi, P.
2004: Impact of ski-development on ptarmigan Lagopus mutus at Cairn Gorm, Scotland.
2004: Bestandsaufnahme beim Alpenschneehuhn Lagopus mutus in einem Teilgebiet der Nationalparkregion Nockberge, Oesterreich.
Key words: reproduction, population attributes, rock ptarmigan, Lagopus mutus, Northwest Territories
Cet article fait etat de la phenologie de la nidification, de la biologie de la reproduction et des taux de reduction naturelle a differents stades du cycle reproducteur d'une population de lagopedes des rochers (Lagopus mutus) a Windy Lake (Territoires du Nord-Ouest) de 1987 a 1989.
Mots cles: reproduction, caracteristiques de l'ensemble de la biocenose, lagopede des rochers, Lagopus mutus, Territoires du Nord-Ouest
The rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) has one of the widest distributions of any grouse species (Johnsgard, 1983), yet has been one of the least studied.
Correlates and consequences of the mating tactics of male rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus).
Mating tactics of male rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus): A conditional mating strategy.