Rock Ptarmigan

Lagopus muta - Lagopède alpin

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Galliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phasianidés

  • Genus
    :

    Lagopus

  • Species
    :

    muta

Descriptor

Montin, 1781

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 38 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 55 à 66 cm.
  • Weight
    : 430 à 750 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

Subspecific information 23 Subspecies

  • Lagopus muta muta (n Scandinavia to Kola Pen.. nw Russia.)
  • Lagopus muta millaisi (Scotland)
  • Lagopus muta helvetica (Alps)
  • Lagopus muta pyrenaica (c and e Pyrenees. France/Spain.)
  • Lagopus muta pleskei (n Siberia)
  • Lagopus muta nadezdae (s Siberia, n Mongolia)
  • Lagopus muta gerasimovi (Karaginskiy Is.. Russia.)
  • Lagopus muta ridgwayi (Commander Is.. Russia.)
  • Lagopus muta kurilensis (Kuril Is.. Russia.)
  • Lagopus muta japonica (Honshu. Japan.)
  • Lagopus muta evermanni (Attu I.. w Aleutian Is., USA.)
  • Lagopus muta townsendi (Kiska I. Amchitka, Little Sitkin and Rat Is.. w Aleutian Is., USA.)
  • Lagopus muta atkhensis (Tanaga I., Adak I., Atka I.. wc Aleutian Is., USA.)
  • Lagopus muta yunaskensis (Yunaska I.. c Aleutian Is.. USA.)
  • Lagopus muta nelsoni (Unimak and Unalaska Is.. e Aleutian Is. USA. and s Alaska)
  • Lagopus muta dixoni (Glacier Bay Is., se Alaska. USA.)
  • Lagopus muta rupestris (n North America)
  • Lagopus muta welchi (Newfoundland. Canada.)
  • Lagopus muta saturata (nw Greenland)
  • Lagopus muta macruros (ne Greenland)
  • Lagopus muta reinhardi (s Greenland)
  • Lagopus muta hyperborea (Svalbard. Norway. , Franz Josef Land (Russia))
  • Lagopus muta islandorum (Iceland)

Foreign names

  • Lagopède alpin,
  • Lagópodo Alpino,
  • Lagopo-cinzento,
  • Alpenschneehuhn,
  • havasi hófajd,
  • Alpensneeuwhoen,
  • Pernice bianca,
  • Fjällripa,
  • Fjellrype,
  • snehuľa horská,
  • bělokur horský,
  • Fjeldrype,
  • kiiruna,
  • perdiu blanca,
  • Rjúpa,
  • pardwa górska,
  • klinšu teteris,
  • belka,
  • Тундряная куропатка,
  • ライチョウ,
  • 岩雷鸟,
  • 岩雷鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Tundra

Geographic range

Illustration

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