To PT or not to PT; Mailbag letters also appear online at www.examiner.co.uk/letters Mailbag.
The Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) is known simply as Ptarmigan in Europe and colloquially as snow chicken or partridge in North America, where it is the official bird for the territory The ptarmigan is a plump game bird, slightly larger than a grey partridge.
In summer it is a mixture of grey, brown and black with white bellies and wings.
In winter it becomes totally white except for its tail and eye-patch which remain black.
In the UK it breeds in the highest mountains in the west of the Highlands of Scotland. I am sure many of your readers will have the same doubts.
DAVID TOWNEND Linthwaite
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Aug 2, 2012|
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