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David Attenborough presents the ptarmigan.

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David Attenborough presents the ptarmigan. Few birds are tough enough to brave winter on the highest of Scottish mountains but Ptarmigan are well adapted to extreme conditions. They're the only British bird that turns white in winter and Ptarmigan have feathers that cover their toes, feet and nostrils to minimise heat loss.

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Wed 11 Apr 2018 05:58

Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus)

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