animals that start with p : Ptarmigan


Found primarily in tundra locations, the Ptarmigan is a tiny chicken-like bird that lives year round in the Arctic. It has a stocky body, rounded white wings, feathery feet, and brief tails.

This odd bird alters its plumage color thrice in a year. It sports a brown with dark stripes plumage in summer season, grayish color in autumn and also white during winter months. Its diet consists of: fallen leaves, berries as well as sometimes other small bugs.

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