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Scientific name: Lagopus muta

Subspecies: 20 - 30 subspecies.

Distribution: The ptarmigan inhabits mountains and northern tundra areas in Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland, Scotland, and Siberia.

Habitat: Tundra and open mountain plateaus.

Description: The ptarmigan is a bird that adapts its plumage color according to the season. In summer, the ptarmigan's plumage is often brown with gray-white stripes, while the winter plumage is white with a red beak. The ptarmigan is known for its compact body and round wings. It is adapted to the harsh Arctic environment and primarily feeds on plants, berries, and insects.

Hunting method: Traditionally, the rock ptarmigan is hunted by stalking or by sitting still and waiting (ambush hunting).

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