Birdorable Willow Ptarmigan

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