You can tell that this picture was taken during the warm season because the ptarmigan has brown feathers!
Courtesy of BLM
Arctic Tundra Birds
Most of the birds that live in the Arctic tundra go south during the winter. But some of them stay
in the cold all year long! Ptarmigans are one of these.
Over 100 species of bird migrate to the tundra during the summer. Why, you ask? There are so many
insects, that every bird gets a big meal!
Last modified February 6, 2007 by Lisa Gardiner.
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