Medium-sized stocky bird with a short tail and a short, stout bill. Breeding males have a red eyebrow, a chestnut neck, and a white belly.© Mike V.A. Burrell | Macaulay LibraryOntario, June 22, 2013
Males and females turn white in the winter and blend in with their snowy surroundings.© John & Ivy Gibbons | Macaulay LibraryNewfoundland and Labrador, April 02, 2017
Calls include a low series of clucks that can accelerate into an odd nasal growl.© Eric Liner | Macaulay LibraryAlaska, June 26, 2007
This individual is molting into its white winter plumage. Its brown and rusty patches are being replaced by white feathers. Note feathered feet.© France Desbiens | Macaulay LibraryManitoba, September 29, 2016
Medium-sized stocky bird with a short and stout bill. Females are mottled in brown, black, and white during the breeding season.© Alex Lamoreaux | Macaulay LibraryAlaska, May 14, 2017
Found in open tundra, especially in areas heavily vegetated with grasses, mosses, herbs, and shrubs.© Zak Pohlen | Macaulay LibraryAlaska, May 27, 2017
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