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new subspecies of ptarmigan from the Aleutian Islands

Arthur Cleveland Bent

new subspecies of ptarmigan from the Aleutian Islands

by Arthur Cleveland Bent

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Published by Smithsonian Institution in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ptarmigans.,
  • Birds -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A.C. Bent.
    SeriesSmithsonian miscellaneous collections -- v. 56, no. 30, Publication -- 2066, Publication (Smithsonian Institution) -- 2066.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19133311M

    The Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) is a bird in the grouse subfamily Tetraoninae of the pheasant family is also known as the Willow Grouse and in the British Isles, where it was previously believed to be a separate species, as the Red is a sedentary species, breeding in birch and other forests and moorlands in northern Europe, the tundra of . Willow Ptarmigan: Lagopus lagopus. Aleut: Alladek (Wetmore) The willow ptarmigan, distributed throughout the Alaska Peninsula, is represented by two races, L. 1. alascensis and L. I. muriei. Gabrielson and Lincoln () referred the subspecies on the Alaska Peninsula proper to alascensis, as distinct from the races on nearby islands.

      In winter most male rock ptarmigan are at the lower edge of their breeding range. The hens move to the hills fringing large valleys, where they spend the winter in shrubby, open habitat. Several subspecies of rock ptarmigan live throughout the entire Aleutian Islands. On all except for Unimak Island, only one subspecies occurs on each island. many Aleutian Islands and also reintroduced ptarmigan from Attu Island to a neighboring island (Agattu) so that more than one population of L. m. evermanni is now present in the Aleutians (Kaler ). Previous studies of mtDNA have found low haplotype diversity in some Aleutian populations; however, other.

    Books set in Aleutian Islands: [Cover Me, Undertow, Good-Bye, Boise Hello, Alaska]. He traveled to this remote island-the westernmost point in Alaska at the tail end of the Aleutian chain-to catch a rare subspecies of ptarmigan. Braun and a small team of biologists and volunteers were participating in a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program to move a few birds from Attu to the neighboring island of Agattu, 30 miles across the.


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Descriptions of an Apparently New Species and Subspecies of Ptarmigan from the Aleutian Islands. The willow ptarmigan often hybridises with the black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) and the hazel grouse (Tetrastes bonasia) and occasionally with the western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), the spruce grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) and the rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta).

[8] During the Pleistocene, the willow ptarmigan widely occurred in continental Europe. Descriptions of an Apparently New Species and Subspecies of Ptarmigan from the Aleutian Islands Vol Page 24 Songs of the Western Meadowlark. Seven of the fourteen subspecies occur in the Aleutians, and six of these occur on only one or a few islands.

Official Species of Concern Evermann's rock ptarmigan (L. evermanni) is an endemic subspecies and is recognized as a "species of special management concern" by the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service. Bent. A new subspecies of Ptarmigan from the Aleutian Islands. (Abdruck aus Smithson. Miscellan. Collect. Vol. 56, Nr. 30, ). Rock ptarmigan occur throughout most of Alaska. They can be found from the northern Brooks Range south throughout Southeast Alaska.

Rock ptarmigan are the only Alaskan ptarmigan species to occur on the Aleutian Islands. Rock ptarmigan breed on hilly or mountainous tundra throughout Alaska. The five subspecies of whitetails range from the peaks range of the Rocky Mountains in extreme bird in Alaska northern New Mexico and Colorado (where they live at 12, – 14, feet), to Mount Rainer and Vancouver Island in the coastal mountains, to Southcentral Alaska and central Yukon.

The identification and assessment of island endemics is a conservation priority. We genotyped rock ptarmigan from five insular populations in the Aleutian-Commander archipelago and two Alaska mainland populations to identify conservation units, assess genetic diversity and gene flow, and to determine whether populations have declined over by:   This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl.

It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go through during this time/5. Each of six subspecies of rock ptarmigan still nest only on one or a few islands in the Aleutians.

They too were hard hit by alien foxes because they nest on the ground within easy reach and without defenses against land predators. A few Evermann’s rock ptarmigan survived on huge, rugged Attu Island. Abstract In this paper, we address alternative hypotheses for the evolution of subspecies of rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) endemic to the Aleutian.

The Common Pacific Eider is the most prolific species in this area. The Long tailed duck (Old Squaw) and Common Scooter are a couple of species that our water fowling guest also find desirable.

Ptarmigan hunting also helps to round out the week. The Ptarmigan in this area of the Alaska Peninsula are Willow Ptarmigan and their numbers are very high/ To do this we examined patterns of genetic differentiation among populations of rock ptarmigan in the Aleutian Islands and parts of both Alaska and Siberia.

Variation in mitochondrial control region sequences of rock ptarmigan from 10 subspecies within the Bering region revealed three major phylogenetic lineages, two of which are endemic to. In winter most male rock ptarmigan are at the lower edge of their breeding range. The hens move to the hills fringing large valleys, where they spend the winter in shrubby, open habitat.

Several subspecies of rock ptarmigan live throughout the entire Aleutian Islands. On all except for Unimak Island, only one subspecies occurs on each island. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not : Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft. All books set in the Aleutian Islands on the global book map. We found 83 books set in the Aleutian Islands and 5 others set nearby.

The willow ptarmigan (/ ˈ t ɑːr m ɪ ɡ ən /) (Lagopus lagopus) is a bird in the grouse subfamily Tetraoninae of the pheasant family Phasianidae.

It is also known as the willow grouse and in Ireland and Britain, where it was previously considered to be a separate species, as the red : Phasianidae. The Aleutian Islands Campaign: The History of Japan’s Invasion of Alaska during World War II chronicles one of the most famous and unique campaigns in the Pacific.

Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands like never before, in no time at all/5(37). Adak is home to the Chamberlain’s Ptarmigan subspecies.

They are larger than mainland Rock ptarmigan. Rock ptarmigan like elevated rocky slope tundra area. This fits Adak’s description perfectly. Adak ptarmigan have little pressure from hunters and minimal predator pressure. There are no foxes on Adak. Evermann’s rock ptarmigan once occupied Agattu in the Near Islands of the Aleutians.

The Near Islands are part of Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, which has a mission to restore natural biodiversity. However, the birds disappeared from Agattu after fur merchants stocked arctic foxes on the island in the s.The identification and assessment of island endemics is a conservation priority.

We genotyped rock ptarmigan from five insular populations in the Aleutian. The birds have a new foothold on the island, as many thousands of seabirds and songbirds now do on Aleutian islands that are becoming greener (from the added fertilizer) and louder each summer.