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Willow Ptarmigan Winter Tundra Hudson Bay Churchill Manitoba

Barely visible against the snow covered landcape near the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, a Willow Ptarmigan forages on the frozen tundra during the winter.

The Willow Ptarmigan has a plumage which changes to pure white in the winter creating the perfect camouflage for this bird while wandering across the frozen tundra near the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba. During the summer months, the plumage ...

Winter time in Churchill, Manitoba is extremely cold and the plumage of the Ptarmigan changes to white.

As seasons change, so does the plumage of a Ptarmigan therefore always being camouflaged from any enemies. Their feathers moult from white in the winter and then brown in the spring or summer. The Ptarmigan resides on rocky mountainsides or tundr ...
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