Today, we're thrilled to introduce the latest addition to the Birdorable Bonanza: the charming Willow Ptarmigan. This adorable bird is a marvel of adaptation, showcasing a striking seasonal transformation in its plumage. During the winter months, it dons a completely white coat (as shown above), allowing it... Read more »
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.
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Here are two new Birdorable coloring pages for some cute coloring fun: the Willow Ptarmigan (or Willow Grouse) and Chestnut-sided Warbler. Go to Coloring Pages to download these two new PDFs and check the Meet the Birds page to check the colors. Read more »