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WHTAPT 0042

White-tailed Ptarmigan, Lagopus leucura, 31.75 cm. / 12.5 in. UNCOMMON and local. Alpine tundra, especially where exposed rocks and wet, mossy ground mix. Handheld. Hiked up a steep slope deeply covered with snow. Published by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in "All About Birds".

 

Loveland Pass, Rocky Mountains, Summit County, Colorado, United States.

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Taken on April 27, 2011