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WILLOW PTARMIGANS IN PULJU

Two male Willow Ptarmigan birds in winter plumage. This beautiful bird, with the scientific name Lagopus Lagopus (which name consist of the Greek words “lagos = hare” and “pus = leg”, meaning the bird with the hare like legs ..?) is classifieds to the pheasant family. It is a sedentary species, dwelling and breeding in birch and other forests, in moorlands of northern Europe and in the tundra of Scandinavia, Siberia, Alaska and northern Canada.

TAGS: Birch, Bird, Feathers, Finland, Plumage, Snow

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Dionysos, Greece
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2014
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2014, 6:37 a.m.
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