Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Grouse :: White-tailed Ptarmigan
White-tailed Ptarmigan Lagopus leucura
Described by: Richardson (1831)
Alternate common name(s): Snow Grouse
Old scientific name(s): Lagopus leucurus
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RangeW. North America;
Fragmented distribution in the Rocky Mountains;
(1) Mountains of c. Alaska from the Kenai Peninsula s. of Anchorage e. to nw. Canada (c. Yukon, se. Mackenzie).
(2) Rocky Mountains of British Columbia and adjacent w. Alberta.
(3) Vancouver Is.
W. United States:
(4) C. and s. Washington (Mt. Rainier, Cascade Range s. to Mt. St. Helens).
(5) Rocky Mountains from se. British Columbia, sw. Alberta s. through Montana, Wyoming, ne. Utah (Uinta Mountains), Colorado (Pike’s Peak) to n. New Mexico (Sangre de Cristo Mountains).
Introduced to the c. Sierra Nevada of California, Oregon, Utah and New Mexico.
North America n. of Mexican border;
Summer and winter: sc. to se. ALK, c. YUK, se. MAC, w. to c. BCO, sw. ALB, nc. WAS, nw. ORG, ex. n. and se. IDH, nw. MON, and nw. WYO. Isolated populations on s. Vancouver Is., BCO, ec. CAL (Sierra Nevada), ne. UTH (Uinta Mountains), c. and sw. COL (Pike's Peak, Loveland Pass), and ex. nc. NMX.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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