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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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Hardly any Rock Ptarmigan were shot on DS, but many were shot on BS in 1971-1991, and at CS and LS in some years (Appendix A).
DEVELOPMENT: An artist's impression of what The Ptarmigan Restaurant will look like
Richard Hughes' PTARMIGAN RIDGE, well drawn in stall two, can win the Liverpool Gin Earl Grosvenor Handicap (1.50pm).
Of course, the ptarmigan and the mountain hare are high on the list of prey for golden eagles.
The trees fell behind us, opening up to a wide valley and prime ptarmigan country directly beyond: steep mountainsides we would nickname Mordor.
The willow ptarmigan was named Alaska's state bird in 1955, but Alaska has a fantastic variety of birds, many of which reside in Alaska year-round.
Hills quote 6-5 for the speech to be shorter than 55 minutes and offer 5-1 for Chancellor Pork Osborne to mention 'TV debates' - a phrase as chilling to the Tories as 'no more ptarmigan'.
Along the way, Sammy asks the ptarmigan and sandhill cranes if they know how to get to Panama, but they are headed to other destinations just like the caribou, monarch butterfly and garter snake.
How does one convince a little ptarmigan to go to sleep?
ABSTRACT--Investigations of insular populations of Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in Alaska over time are uncommon.