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Postby KathyW » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:03 pm

I saw two of these birds at Taboose Pass on Saturday:

Are these White-tailed Ptarmigans?:



Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:28 pm

Ptarmigans are pretty cool. They walk around cooing, while waddling around like they're drunk

White tailed ptarmigan on Top of the World (Mammoth Mtn, May 2005)

By Wanda Lake (Sept 2001)

By Muriel Lake (Sept 2004)

chicks by Muriel Lake (Sept 2004)
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Postby KathyW » Tue May 01, 2007 5:29 am

They didn't act very frightened when I went by. That was the first time I saw them with their coat mostly white, so they looked different than other grouse I've seen out there.

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