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English NameWhite-tailed Ptarmigan
Scientific NameLagopus leucura
German NameWeißschwanz-Schneehuhn
Spanish NameLagópodo Coliblanco
French NameLagopède à queue blanche
White tailed Ptarmigan L.leucura winter plumage
White tailed Ptarmigan L.leucura winter plumage
Peters Family NameTETRAONIDAE:Grouse,PtarmiganOrder975.0
Sibley Monroe Family NamePHASIANIDAE:Grouse,Turkeys,Pheasants,Partridges,QuailOrder294.0
Gill Family NamePHASIANIDAE:Pheasants,Grouse,Quail and TurkeysOrder1,134.0
New 2013 Family NamePHASIANIDAE.Phasianinae,Tetraonini:GrouseOrder450.000
 
English Synonyms
Authority(Richardson 1831)
Habitatalpine meadows,avalanche breaks,rocky open areas;mountains-3650m
Breeding"Laying in Jun" (HBW,2,p.403)
Movement
Only limited altitudinal movements in winter. Females and subadults move farther on average: e.g. in Colorado,adult males move under 2.5km whereas subadult females move 8.5 km, maximum 22.7km.