Rock Ptarmigan

Lagopus muta

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, Old World Quail (Phasianidae)

Code 4

ROPT

Code 6

LAGMUT

ITIS

HEAD

Rock Ptarmigan Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Streaked, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Mottled black, brown and buff.
  • Forehead Color: Mottled black, brown and buff.
  • Nape Color: Mottled black, brown and buff.
  • Throat Color: White with black streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Rock Ptarmigan Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 33-36 cm (13-14 in)
  • Weight: 422 g (14.9 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Mottled black, brown and buff.
  • Upperparts: Mottled black, brown and buff.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Mottled

FLIGHT

Rock Ptarmigan Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Flap and glide flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 58 cm (23 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred with black outer tail feathers
  • Upper Tail: Black with brown, black and buff mottled central feathers.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Buff to white feathered.
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