Birdorable 196: Willow Ptarmigan

Cute Birdorable Willow Ptarmigan

Today's new bird in the Birdorable Bonanza is this cute Willow Ptarmigan. In winter this bird is completely white, allowing it to blend in with the snow, while the rest of the year it becomes mostly marble brown. It's known as the Willow Grouse in Europe and Willow Ptarmigan in North America. It lives in the forests and moorlands of Scotland, Scandinavia, Siberia, Canada and Alaska, where it has been the state bird since 1955.

Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)
Photo by Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith

Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 197


Ashira on July 27, 2009 at 9:51 AM wrote:
Ooh, a Quetzal? :D The Ptarmigan is super cute. ~3
Crissy on July 27, 2009 at 10:37 AM wrote:
Scissor-tailed flycatcher?
Crissy on July 27, 2009 at 10:38 AM wrote:
tomorrow's bird is a scissor-tailed flycatcher
Addie Owl on July 27, 2009 at 5:03 PM wrote:
yea i'd guess a quetzal I luv the new bird
Birdorable on July 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM wrote:
Ashira and Addie are right, it's a Quetzal. Very good! :)
Heather Richards on October 4, 2016 at 6:26 PM wrote:
A bagel. A bagel. A bagel. A bagel. A spatula. Bagel. A bagel.
Heather Richards on October 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM wrote:
I think you are eating bagels right now. It was because this bird sounds like it's saying bagel and I was imitating it.
Heather Richards on July 24, 2018 at 5:24 PM wrote:
Hey addie owl I like ur name I love owlz
Andrew on September 26, 2018 at 4:27 PM wrote:
this is a willow ptarmigan
Andrew on November 19, 2018 at 7:32 PM wrote:
this a gamebirds of willow ptarmigan
Reed on May 6, 2020 at 1:23 PM wrote:
Reed on May 6, 2020 at 1:24 PM wrote:
Cadence on September 19, 2020 at 10:20 PM wrote:
It's a quetzal. Its a pretzel. It likes pretzels.r
Spurwing Plover on May 31, 2022 at 10:56 PM wrote:
The Quetzal carries the Colors of Christmas
Spurwing Plover on August 13, 2022 at 6:46 AM wrote:
Ptarmigan sleep under the Snow

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