The white-tailed ptarmigan, also known as the snow quail, is the smallest bird in the grouse family. It is a permanent resident of high altitudes on or above the tree line and is native to Alaska and the mountainous parts of Canada and the western United States. Its plumage is cryptic and varies at different times of the year. In the summer it is speckled in gray, brown and white whereas in winter it is wholly white. At all times of year the wings, belly and tail are white. The white-tailed ptarmigan has a diet of buds, leaves, flowers and seeds.The population seems to be stable and the IUCN lists this species as being of "Least Concern".
There are no attractants for the White-tailed Ptarmigan.
This species can be retrieved by a Labrador Retriever after being shot.
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