The trees fell behind us, opening up to a wide valley and prime ptarmigan
country directly beyond: steep mountainsides we would nickname Mordor.
and mountain hares automatically change their plumage and pelage respectively because they dwell at higher altitudes.
The three species of ptarmigan
are mostly known to inhabit Alaska and Canada, where residents can often walk out the backdoor and come home with a limit.
We plan to take in the tougher Ptarmigan
ridge route several times out of the 10 climbs.
Key words: Aleutian Islands, Attu Island, Evermann's Rock Ptarmigan
, Lagopus muta evermanni, population densities
Suitable for young readers, the text for Grandmother Ptarmigan
has been kept fairly simple, as it is part of the Inhabit Junior series, which is an initiative to help promote early childhood literacy in Nunavut.
doesn't often fly, but when it does fly, it soars.
" is a tender retelling of a traditional Inuit tale about a little ptarmigan
who couldn't go to sleep.
The Japanese rock ptarmigan
Lagopus muta japonica breeds in alpine zones in central Honshu Island, Japan.
Just days after some of the warmest October temperatures in years, Cairngorm mountain guide Kathy Grindrod had her shovel out to clear snow to allow tourists to get to the Ptarmigan
restaurant and viewing platform, 3600ft up the slopes.
My guide cracked up when I said, "Let's turn this into an Alaskan ptarmigan
The scientists studying rock ptarmigan
on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard discovered a large difference in the running capabilities between the sexes, with the larger males able to run more efficiently and up to 50 percent faster than females.