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Title: Lagopus mutus
Item Name: Birds


Two stuffed Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) on a landscaped wooden base board. Birds possibly in winter plumage. The species is found all year round on Scottish mountain tops (the Grampians, the Caingorms and far north west). Its colour changes with the seasons (by moulting) from a pure white in the winter to a mottled brown in the summer. It lives mainly on the shoots, leaves and fruit of crowberrys, bilberrys and heather.

Materials: organic
Measurements: L:60cm; W:22cm (base board)
ID_Number: ERYMS (Skidby Mill) : 2000.269