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michaelnordeman · 11 days ago
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Willow ptarmigan/dalripa.
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birds-that-screm · 23 days ago
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Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)
© Pedro Nicolau
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trashzy · 8 months ago
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Willow Ptarmigan
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flight-freeze-frame · 23 days ago
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Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)
© Suzanne Labbé
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tiz-aves · 10 months ago
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Species | Willow ptarmigan
The willow ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) or willow grouse is a chicken-like bird, that spends most of its life on the ground. They are capable of flight, using it mainly as an escape mechanism if they get startled. They can fly up to two kilometres before having to land again. 
There are videos of them flying straight into snow banks, but this behaviour has actually a reason. If they were to walk a predator such as an arctic fox could possibly trace their tracks, but flying into a snowbank disguises them perfectly. Apart from that they also commonly sleep under snow because it provides insulation from the cold
Their diet changes with the seasons. During the winter they mainly feed on twigs, buds and catkins of trees such as birch and willow. In the summer however they prefer to eat various kinds of berries, such as blueberries, crowberries or cranberries. Apart from that Nestlings will eat spiders and insects whenever they can.
Photo credits: Dan Behm, Birdergirl
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birds-and-friends · a month ago
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Moorschneehuhn, (Lagopus lagopus), willow grouse, Marko König
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jemichiart · a month ago
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A quick drawing of a Willow Ptarmigan aka Riekko. These birds make some of the funniest noises. :D
If you like this artwork you can also purchase it on several types of products from: https://www.redbubble.com/i/art-board-print/Willow-Ptarmigan-by-JeMiChi/88240032.8DB3C
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michaelnordeman · 3 months ago
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Willow ptarmigan/dalripa photographed in Fulufjället National Park, Dalarna, Sweden.
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menacing-arts · 15 days ago
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When you’re in a crappy mood, draw a crappy willow ptarmigan. My favorite video at the moment is one running up to a skier and making dumb ptarmigan noises at them. Pow pow pow
[Image Description: A lineless drawing of a white bird with its beak open on a teal background. It has large red “eyebrows”, a dark patch on its chest, and a black tipped beak. It’s crying “POW POW POW” in red block letters. End ID]
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lyraandthedustlings · 2 years ago
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I thought it would be neat to show the different forms Narsinah has taken.
Sinny CIE on November 12th, 2009 (she's almost 10), and settled in early 2013 (we don't have a solid date because a lot was happening and we didn't notice until later). Although Sinny took many forms in that time, these were our favorite or most comfortable.
We false settled our sophomore year as a spotted bat. It was probably 11 months we took that form. Our fancy form was the fire salamander, which Sinny would take when we wanted to impress someone. The horse is a Percheron, a large draft breed. Sinny only used that when we needed to be brave, something big and intimidating. Even today, sometimes she'll slip into her borzoi or lynx form, just to be bigger for a change.
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trashzy · a year ago
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Willow Ptarmigan
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todaysbird · 2 years ago
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what’s the roundest bird you can think of?
overall...willow ptarmigan
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birds-and-friends · a month ago
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the willow ptarmigan....one of my favorite friends
the BEST friends! fun fact which i just learnt: the red grouse is in fact a subspecies of the willow ptarmigan. god i love their eyebrows.
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photos by: Justin Saunders / Blaire Dudeck / Will Britton / Adam Perrier
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