- Charadrius wilsonia
- Plovers & Shorebirds
The Willow Ptarmigan, also known as the Willow Grouse, is a species of grouse that can be found in the forests, moorlands and tundra of Alaska, Canada, Scotland, Scandinavia and Siberia.
The male Willow Ptarmigan in summer has brown plumage above, a black tail, white underparts and wattles above the eyes. The female lacks the wattles and is mottled brown all over. In winter, both sexes become completely white, except for the black tail.
The Willow Ptarmigan is the official state bird of Alaska. The Willow Ptarmigan has a large natural range and a conservation status of Least Concern as of September 2014.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 27 July 2009|
|Scientific Name||Lagopus lagopus|
(as of 26 January 2017)
13.8 to 17.3 inches
23.6 to 25.6 inches
15.2 to 28.6 ounces
|Range||East Europe North Europe Central Asia East Asia North America|