Living Bird Magazine
Willow PtarmiganLagopus lagopus
- ORDER: Galliformes
- FAMILY: Phasianidae
A typical bird of the arctic tundra, the Willow Ptarmigan is the largest and most numerous of the three ptarmigan species.More ID Info
- Lagópodo Común (Spanish)
- Lagopède des saules (French)
- Cool Facts
- The subspecies of Willow Ptarmigan living in Great Britain is known as the "Red Grouse." It does not change its coloring in the winter, but remains entirely reddish brown throughout the year.
- The Willow Ptarmigan is the only grouse in the world in which the male is regularly involved in parental care. Pairs remain together from the beginning of the breeding season until their chicks are independent.