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White-tailed Ptarmigan

Ghosts of the Alpine Tundra

by Joyce Gellhorn

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Johnson Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Birds & Birdwatching - General,
  • Nature,
  • Seasonal variations,
  • White-tailed ptarmigan,
  • Nature/Ecology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsCalvin Whitehall (Photographer)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages134
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8574702M
    ISBN 101555663974
    ISBN 109781555663971

    ABSTRACT.—The White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura) is the only ptarmigan species endemic to North America. In New Mexico, the species was first reported from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in At a latitude of slightly below 36º N, this location is the extreme south-ern extent of White-tailed Ptarmigan distribution. A quick note about ptarmigan species in Alberta. We have willow, white-tailed and rock ptarmigan. I had initially assumed that our ptarmigan was a willow (because he was eating willows), but I learned that he was a white-tailed ptarmigan. They all turn white in the winter, but willow ptarmigan .

    White-tailed ptarmigan are North America’s smallest grouse, weighing 10 to 12 ounces. Named for their solid-white tail fans (willow and rock ptarmigan tails are bordered by black feathers), white-tailed ptarmigan frequent the highest, most rugged ridges and saddles. Regional Roundup: Hunting opportunities at a glance. Southcentral. The White-tailed Ptarmigan subsists mainly on willow buds during the winter months. Although its diet will become more variable in the warmer months with the addition of insects, knotweed forb flowers and leaves, the willow remains a dietary staple year round. As a result they can usually be found in moist areas above the timberline.

    WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN. An interesting member of the grouse family the size of a large pigeon is often seen by visitors to the high country of the Park. It is the white-tailed ptarmigan similar to the common ptarmigan of the Arctic except for a slight local variation. As seen at this season the bird is mottled brown and white with white.   The White-tailed Ptarmigan is the smallest species of grouse, and the only ptarmigan found in the lower Ptarmigan are one of the few critters adapted to the rigors of alpine winters; their plumage changes color and they gain weight on a diet of willow and alder buds!


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White-tailed Ptarmigan: Ghosts of the Alpine Tundra Paperback – January 3, by Joyce Gellhorn (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from 5/5(2). Books Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Today's Deals Your Gift Cards Help White-tailed Ptarmigan book Foods Registry Sell Disability Customer Support. The White-tailed Ptarmigan is a high elevation game bird found in the Rocky Mountains of North America.

This ptarmigan has made its habitat higher in the mountains than all the others in the ptarmigan family. It is also the hardest of the ptarmigans to see. The book called "The Complete Birds of North America", is a book recommended to be. White-tailed Ptarmigan, the smallest grouse in North America, inhabits alpine habitats from timberline to the high alpine in the mountain cordilleras of the West.

This ptarmigan has been recorded nesting at elevations up to 4, m, making it North America's third highest elevation breeding bird after Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) and. White-tailed Ptarmigan are small, tubby grouse, snow-white in winter and twig-brown in summer.

They’re famous for being virtually invisible when they stand still against the windswept rocks, low shrubs, and snowbanks of their high-mountain habitat.

They nest above timberline in the alpine tundra of western mountains, and are the only birds in North America that spend their entire life cycle. White-tailed Ptarmigan. Lagopus leucura. Far above timberline in mountains of the west lives this elusive little ptarmigan, the smallest member of the grouse family in North America.

While the other ptarmigan are strictly northern, this one follows the cordillera of the high Rockies as far south as New Mexico. Easily overlooked, it may crouch. There is no definitive source of information on Alaska ptarmigan — no "Secret Lives of Ptarmigan" book.

Even though we live in a state with all three species — rock, willow and white-tailed. Unlike North America’s other two ptarmigan species, the white-tailed ptarmigan has a white tail year-round, thus its scientific name, a Latinized version of the Greek leukos (white) and oura (tail.) The white-tailed ptarmigan is a mottled gray brown in the summer with a white tail, underside, and wings.

book, White-tailed Ptarmigan: Ghosts of the Alpine Tundra. 1, that in summer they are rarely found be feet. She also writes: “Colorado supports the most extensive distribution of white-tailed ptarmigan in the United States outside of Alaska.

An estimate of the breeding population of ptarmigan in Colorado is 35, birds. White-tailed. Gizzard stones from adult white-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus) collected from 16 locations in Colorado were examined to describe monthly changes in size, weight, type, and wear.

The white tailed ptarmigan is the only bird that lives in the alpine zone of the Rocky Mountains. Here are 7 things I bet you didn’t know about this bird.

In a couple of my older posts I’ve talked about the fact that I love the area above tree-line in the Rockies. The alpine zone is home to many special animals, such as the marmot and pika.

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About Help Blog Jobs Established NHBS GmbH Covid   White-tailed Ptarmigan — For more information check out the Small Game Brochure. Related. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share: Share on facebook. Share on twitter.

Share on linkedin. Share on email. The White-tailed Ptarmigan is a grouse of alpine (above treeline) habitats. It is the smallest grouse in North America (total length 30 to 31 cm, weight to grams), and the only species of grouse with white tail feathers. Join Cornell Lab of Ornithology photographer Gerrit Vyn as he searches the high slopes of Washington's Mount Rainier for White-tailed Ptarmigan.

Find out more about White-tailed Ptarmigan. Here we will hunt 3 days, first concentrating on white-tailed ptarmigan, and once successful, we will hunt willow ptarmigan. In order to protect populations and to ensure high hunter success rates we are only offering two trips per year, with a 2 white-tailed ptarmigan limit per hunter.

Hunters may harvest the legal limit of the remaining. The white-tailed ptarmigan, also known as the snow quail, is the smallest bird in the grouse family. It is a permanent resident of high altitudes on or above the tree line and is native to Alaska and the mountainous parts of Canada and the western United States.

Its plumage is cryptic and varies at different times of the year. In the summer it is speckled in gray, brown and white whereas in. White-tailed ptarmigan during molt Greater prairie-chicken.

Description: Up to a third smaller in size than the much more numerous greater sage-grouse. Male: Plump with streaky gray-brown plumage, black belly, long tail with distinct white feathers, prominent white ruff and collar withFile Size: 1MB.

The smallest grouse in North America, the white-tailed ptarmigan is found in remote, rocky alpine areas at around 7, feet in Washington. Which is precisely why they are such a sought-after bird: ptarmigans do not inhabit many areas a birder can just drive to.

Seeing the ptarmigan requires real effort. White-tailed ptarmigan are native to Colorado’s subalpine tundra that exists above the tree-l ft or so here in Colorado.

They are also native to Alaska and Canada above the tree-line. They have been transplanted successfully to other .♦Fall – (2) Gisborn Mountain (in it was called Looking Glass Mountain), Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Ed Crockett, a hunter shot 2 and brought in the wings to Lester Gissell, game warden – Lester identified them White-tailed Ptarmigan from the wings Rare Bird Report #B Voting:The white-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura) in North America is smaller, has a white tail and finely-barred greyer plumage and lives permanently above the tree line.

[5] The distinctive British Isles subspecies L. l. scoticus (red grouse) was once considered a separate true British species but is now classified as a sub-species.