Rock Ptarmigan, Hornemann's Redpoll and More - page 2 of 6

Rock Ptarmigan is Nunavut's territorial bird because it lives in the Arctic all year round.


VIDEO: Please see video of Rock Ptarmigan at Stromness Bay, Nunavut on 25 August 2015.


Feathered legs down to its toes, changing its plumage to white in winter, having long black claws so that it can scratch through snow to reach vegetation, and burying itself deep in snow help Rock Ptarmigan survive harsh winter conditions. 25 August 2015.


Juvenile Hornemann's Hoary Redpoll at Pond Inlet, northern Baffin Island, Nunavut, on 30 August 2015. Ron Pittaway was particularly delighted to see this most northerly and largest of the redpolls on its breeding grounds. Photo by Ian Scriver.


Lapland Longspur at Cambridge Bay, Nunavut on 24 August 2015.


Juvenile Snow Bunting at Cambridge Bay on 24 August 2015.


Two family groups of Lesser Snow Geese in the Queen Maud Gulf. The left group only has one gosling. 25 August 2015.


Brant at Pond Inlet on 30 August 2015


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