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Willow Ptarmigan, (Winter)

Lagopus lagopus

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This is the State bird of Alaska. I spotted them constantly throughout the Arctic year round although in the summer their plumage is brown for camouflage against the tundra. I will post some more pics with summer plumage and fall, "turning", plumage.

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8 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Love this one too, All tucked up in his winter coat!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Sorprendente::

Just can not decide if it is more beautiful in Winter or Autumn plumage.
One gorgeous bird!!

I loved the 2nd photo!
By the way, U should put it on the mission: Mimetic Animals of the World!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Wow, outrageous, in the best way of course!

Beautiful, they look adorable, like made out of soft snow.

DDO
DDO 9 years ago

amazing bird!! Great shots

Beautiful series :)

Randy Burns
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Randy Burns

Spotted on Mar 21, 2009
Submitted on Nov 22, 2012

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