The ptarmigan is a bird found year round in arctic along the ravens. It is about the size of a small chicken with short legs and small wings. there are two sub species in arctic – the rock ptarmigan and the willow ptarmigan. here in Cambridge lives the rock rock ptarmigan. It is the official bird of Nunavut. like most of the birds in arcitc, the ptarmigan is adapted to the arctic climate and change their colors a few times in a year to match the colors of surrounding tundra. During winter, it becomes pure white, the camouflage completely protected the birds from its predator. Ptarmigan is the only bird i have ever seen that even the feet are covered by feathers.
As the ptarmigan protect itself mainly by camouflage, so it is not a fast reactor, some time you can walk to a pretty close distance before they fly away, because this reason, Inuit kids can kill ptarmigan by fling or even throwing rocks.