Facts about ptarmigans

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The rock ptarmigan is a medium sized game bird. It’s a part of the gouse family. The name ptarmigan is known simply in the uk and Canada. Most places know this bird as a diffrent name. In japan it’s known as the meaning of thunder bird. There subspecies are something like 20-30. The rock ptarmigans eat sometimes on birch, willow buds and catkins when available. They also eat various seeds, leaves, flowers and berries of other plant species. The young eat insects rather than anything else.

Rowans- Zara

Rowan grows in most parts of Britain but is more common in the north and west and is found throughout Scotland. Rowans are often found growing in places such as cliffs stream-sides and on top of large boulders.


Rooks wingspan is about 81-99 cm

There is over 1,100,000 breeding pairs in the uk.

They can weigh up to 280-340g

There length is 44-46 cm

We found some on the 2018 BBC big bird watch we found about 6.


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