Rock Ptarmigan

Where can I see the Rock Ptarmigan

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Þorsteinn Friðriksson
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The Rock Ptarmigan is a bird that is found in the colder climates of North America and Eurasia.

It is a stocky bird with short, strong legs, and has feathers that are camouflaged to blend in with the rocky slopes where it lives.

The Rock Ptarmigan feeds on seeds, berries, and insects, and can live in areas with very little vegetation.

It is an important part of the food web for predators such as hawks and owls.

The Rock Ptarmigan is a beautiful bird that is well adapted to its cold environment.

Animal population
8 000 000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Rock Ptarmigan

Fact 1

The male ptarmigan protects the female until her eggs hatch.

Fact 2

During the winter season, the plumage turns pure white.

Fact 3

Rock ptarmigans have feathered feet to withstand cold temperatures and to prevent frostbites.

Tours where I can see the Rock Ptarmigan

The Best Of The Pyrenees
The Best Of The Pyrenees

The Best Of The Pyrenees

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France, Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£880 / person

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The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail

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France, Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

6 days from

£825 / person

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The Thousand Lakes
The Thousand Lakes

The Thousand Lakes

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France, Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£980 / person

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Denali
Denali

Denali

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United States
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

26 days from

£8,995 / person

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