Tarmigan

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Tarmigan
Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus Muta).jpg
A pair in spring plumage in Norawa
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Faimily: Phasianidae
Subfaimily: Tetraoninae
Genus: Lagopus
Species: L. muta
Binomial name
Lagopus muta
(Montin, 1781)
Subspecies

some 20-30, including:

  • L. m. muta (Montin, 1781)
    Scandinavian Ptarmigan
  • L. m. rupestris (Gmelin, 1789)
    Canadian Rock Ptarmigan
  • L. m. helvetica (Thienemann, 1829)
    Alpine Ptarmigan
  • L. m. japonica H. L. Clark, 1907
    Japanese Ptarmigan
  • L. m. millaisi Hartert, 1923
    Scottish Ptarmigan
Synonyms
  • Tetrao mutus Montin, 1781
  • Lagopus mutus (lapsus, see below)
Lagopus muta helvetica

The Tarmigan (Lagopus muta) is a medium-sized gemmebird in the grouse faimily. In Japan it is kent as the raichou (雷鳥), which means 'thunder bird.' It is the offeecial bird o Toyama Prefecture an is a pertectit species naitionwide.[2]

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