Wildlife Facts

Ptarmigan

Located at 52 ° latitude, -59° longitude.

Ptarmigan are small chicken-like birds which live year round in the Arctic lands, and are found most commonly on tundra hiding in rocks or bushes. They have two different colors of plumage depending upon the season. They are brownish with dark stripes in summer, but completely white in winter.

In summer, they blend into the tundra plants and look like shadows; in winter, they look like the snowy ground they walk on. Ptarmigan can fly, but they usually like to walk slowly and eat berries and leaves from the tundra plants.


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