Utah Bird Profile
 White-tailed Ptarmigan - Lagopus leucurus

Name Roots: (Gr. lagopus, "hare-footed" - leukos, "white" oura, "tail")

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is a herbivore: ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a herbivore: lower-canopy forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in alpine and mountain riparian habitats.

by Jack Binch

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