Tibetan Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus tibetanus) - Adult male;Thrumshingla National Park, Bhutan

Tibetan Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus tibetanus) - Adult male;Thrumshingla National Park, Bhutan

Male Willow Ptarmigan perches in the branch of a willow tree in spring, Denali National Park, Alaska.  The willow ptarmigan has a circum-boreal distribution. It is native to Canada and the United States, China, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain.

Male Willow Ptarmigan perches in the branch of a willow tree in spring, Denali National Park, Alaska. The willow ptarmigan has a circum-boreal distribution. It is native to Canada and the United States, China, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain.

Gray Partridge aka English Partridgde aka Hungarian Partridge aka Hun (Perdix perdix) | Gray-brown ground bird with rufous face and throat | Body complexly barred and streaked with red and white | Dark red belly patch | Legs and feet are yellow-orange | Prefers to walk rather than fly | Introduced to North America as a game bird in the early 1900s.

Gray Partridge aka English Partridgde aka Hungarian Partridge aka Hun (Perdix perdix) | Gray-brown ground bird with rufous face and throat | Body complexly barred and streaked with red and white | Dark red belly patch | Legs and feet are yellow-orange | Prefers to walk rather than fly | Introduced to North America as a game bird in the early 1900s.

Willow Grouse  a.k.a.  Willow Ptarmigan, Lagopus lagopus, Summer Plummage   -  Denali National Park, Nome, Alaska   USA     *State Bird of Alaska

Willow Grouse a.k.a. Willow Ptarmigan, Lagopus lagopus, Summer Plummage - Denali National Park, Nome, Alaska USA *State Bird of Alaska

A male Gambel's quail watches for predators while his chicks feed.  © Chris Heising

A male Gambel's quail watches for predators while his chicks feed. © Chris Heising

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