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white-tailed ptarmigan in Colorado

Clait E. Braun

white-tailed ptarmigan in Colorado

by Clait E. Braun

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Published by Game, Fish, and Parks Division in [Denver] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Colorado.
    • Subjects:
    • White-tailed ptarmigan.,
    • Birds -- Colorado.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Clait E. Braun and Glenn E. Rogers. Edited by Lee E. Yeager.
      ContributionsRogers, Glenn E., joint author., Colorado. Game Research Section.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL696.G285 B7
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 80 p.
      Number of Pages80
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5467472M
      LC Control Number73170379

        Adult female White-tailed Ptarmigan calling to chicks. Taken on August 21st at Medicine Bow Trail.   Lots of land and varied habitats are what allows Colorado to make the cut. Everyone associates the state with mountains, and it has those in abundance. Rocky Mountain National Park is a scenic showstopper with “northern” birds like the White-tailed Ptarmigan, American three-toed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, and Pine Grosbeak.

      White-tailed ptarmigan definition is - a rather small ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus) of mountainous regions from Alaska to New Mexico that becomes pure white in winter.   The white tailed ptarmigan is the only bird that lives in the alpine zone of the Rocky Mountains. Here are 7 things I bet you didn’t know about this bird. In a couple of my older posts I’ve talked about the fact that I love the area above tree-line in the Rockies.

      year study of white-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura), an alpine-endemic grouse species occurring in North America (Braun et al. ). White-tailed ptarmigan spend winters near or above tree line in Colorado where our population was studied. Males and females tend to segre-gate into different wintering areas after the breeding season. Unlike North America’s other two ptarmigan species, the white-tailed ptarmigan has a white tail year-round, thus its scientific name, a Latinized version of the Greek leukos (white) and oura (tail.) The white-tailed ptarmigan is a mottled gray brown in the summer with a white tail, underside, and wings.


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White-tailed ptarmigan in Colorado by Clait E. Braun Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ptips for Ptarmigan. Posted on Septem First off, Colorado’s white-tailed ptarmigan live in some pretty unforgiving locales and if you are tired after a day hunting pheasants on the plains, you will be exhausted after a few hours hunting these birds.

The same goes for your bird dog. With more than 50 peaks soaring o feet in elevation, Colorado offers many choices to seek out white-tailed ptarmigan habitat. To find this hardy alpine bird, consider these suggested sites from the Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide, Second Edition: Site 47—Guanella Pass (exit from I 76%(6).

White-tailed Ptarmigan are small, tubby grouse, snow-white in winter and twig-brown in summer. They’re famous for being virtually invisible when they stand still against the windswept rocks, low shrubs, and snowbanks of their high-mountain habitat.

They nest above timberline in the alpine tundra of western mountains, and are the only birds in North America that spend their entire life cycle. White-tailed ptarmigan are native to Colorado’s subalpine tundra that exists above the tree-l ft or so here in Colorado.

They are also native to Alaska and Canada above the tree-line. They have been transplanted successfully to other. Far above timberline in mountains of the west lives this elusive little ptarmigan, the smallest member of the grouse family in North America.

While the other ptarmigan are strictly northern, this one follows the cordillera of the high Rockies as far south as New Mexico. Easily overlooked, it may crouch motionless as hikers pass close by. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

BLUE GROUSE & WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN HUNTING. OutWest Guides is one of the only Colorado outfitter to offer this unique horseback upland bird hunt for blue grouse and ptarmigan in the Colorado Rockies.

Horseback adventure in the wilderness. Our blue grouse hunts are conducted in the wilderness surrounding Marble, Colorado on horseback. White-tailed Ptarmigan, the smallest grouse in North America, inhabits alpine habitats from timberline to the high alpine in the mountain cordilleras of the West.

This ptarmigan has been recorded nesting at elevations up to 4, m, making it North America's third highest elevation breeding bird after Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) and.

The White-tailed Ptarmigan is a grouse of alpine (above treeline) habitats. It is the smallest grouse in North America (total length 30 to 31 cm, weight to grams), and the only species of grouse with white tail feathers.

for recovery of the white-tailed ptarmigan, the accompanying objective, the issues affecting recovery of the species, and the strategies for addressing those issues, pending State Game Commission approval.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This is a Recovery Plan for white-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura), developed under theFile Size: 1MB. Southern and Mt. Rainier White-Tailed Ptarmigan: Day Finding, June 5,77 FR News Release for Day Finding. Southern white-tailed ptarmigan species profile on ECOS.

Docket Folder on Regional Page. book, White-tailed Ptarmigan: Ghosts of the Alpine Tundra. 1, that in summer they are rarely found be feet. She also writes: “Colorado supports the most extensive distribution of white-tailed ptarmigan in the United States outside of Alaska.

An estimate of the breeding population of ptarmigan in Colorado is 35, birds. White-tailed. White-tailed Ptarmigan: This species is a common resident from central and southern Alaska through much of British Columbia and extreme western Alberta south into Washington and Montana. It also occurs in limited areas of California, Utah, Colorado, and.

White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura) Loveland Pass Colorado May 2, The white-tailed ptarmigan in Colorado, Paperback – January 1, by G E. Braun, C. E and Rogers (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — Author: G E. Braun, C. E and Rogers. year elusive — Colorado’s grouse strut their stuff in a spectacular show each spring. From the impressive courtship dance of prairie-chickens on the Eastern Plains to the more restrained display of white-tailed ptarmigan on the highest mountaintops, these ground-dwelling, chicken-like birds are a delight to Size: 1MB.

White-tailed Ptarmigan: Ghosts of the Alpine Tundra Paperback – January 3, The author focuses on the ptarmigans in her home state of Colorado, but most of the information would apply across the entire range.

The book is organized in a unique manner - each chapter focuses on the birds during one calendar month, starting with January. 5/5(2). White-tailed Ptarmigan density ranges based on Colorado ptarmigan surveys where estimates range from to birds/km 2(Braun et al. RESULTS The White-tailed Ptarmigan was reported in New Mexico only sparingly before the s (Figure 1), but early records include three extant specimens from – (USNM.

As the smallest grouse in North America, the White-tailed Ptarmigan is about 12 inches in length and weighs between 11 to 17 ounces. This bird molts for a seasonal color variation, having a white body in the winter and a brown mottled body with white wings, tail and belly in the summer months.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Braun, Clait E. Wintering areas and winter ecology of white-tailed ptarmigan in Colorado.

[Denver?]: Colorado Division of Wildlife. ♦Fall – (2) Gisborn Mountain (in it was called Looking Glass Mountain), Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Ed Crockett, a hunter shot 2 and brought in the wings to Lester Gissell, game warden – Lester identified them White-tailed Ptarmigan from the wings Rare Bird Report #B Voting:The smallest grouse in North America, the White-tailed Ptarmigan is pure white in the winter, and streaked brown and gray during the summer.

The tail remains white throughout the year. In Washington, this is the only species of grouse with white tail feathers.Crop contents of adult white-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus) collected between June and June in alpine and subalpine areas of Colorado were analyzed to describe seasonal trends.