Male Willow Ptarmigan
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Colouring Red-brown body, white belly, red over eye
Voice Remarkably deep staccato calls
Feeds on Heather seeds and shoots, berries, seeds
Flight Explosive escape then long and fast
Nesting Ground
Social Small Flocks
Male Willow Ptarmigan
Male Willow Ptarmigan
Also Known As ..
Willow Grouse
Page Last Updated 10/02/2018 03:25:00
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status Secure
Order Galliformes
Family Tetraonidae
Species Lagopus lagopus
Category Gamebirds
StdName Willow Grouse
Vital Statistics
Length 37 to 42 cms
Weight 650 to 750 gms
Wingspan 55 to 66 cms
Lifespan 1 to 7 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USRUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Male Willow Ptarmigan (Species=Lagopus lagopus / Standard Name=Willow Grouse)