Ptarmigan (Square Top Mountain).

We ran into this Ptarmigan on our way down from the summit. (Sep.12.2011).

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dhint27

dhint27 - Nov 20, 2012 6:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Not a Quail on Square Top Mtn

Hello,
This is NOT a Quail. This is a Ptarmigan - much bigger than a quail and more related to a partridge. They live here at high altitudes all along the Colorado Rockies. Their feathers turn pure white in winter. Nice photo of the Ptarmiagan, you got lucky to even see one!

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