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Scottish native Bird Species

This is a picture of a Ptarmigan bird The ptarmigan is a plump gamebird native to Scotland, slightly larger than a grey partridge. In summer (pictured below), is a mixture of grey, brown and black above with white bellies and wings. In winter, it becomes totally white except for its tail and eye-patch, which remain black. It breeds in the highest mountains (mainly Cairngorms) of the Highlands of Scotland.

ptarmigan bird photograph picture