#FactFriday this week we are getting into the festive spirit and introducing the rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta)!
Rock ptarmigans are game birds. They have 2 different plumages; in summer they are a mix of brown, grey and black whereas in winter they become pure white!
They reside in the Highlands of Scotland where they feed on shoots, leaves, leaf buds, berries and insects
Ptarmigan have feathers on their feet during winter to keep them warm in the snow!