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Monday, March 20, 2006
Known as the Newfoundland partridge, the ptarmigan prefers wind swept hills and barren country. Two partridge species, Willow Ptarmigan and the Rock Ptarmigan, are found throughout the province.
The partridge epitomizes the open wilderness. It is an arctic bird, and it is believed that the Burin and Avalon peninsulas of newfoundland may be the most southern, naturally occurring extremity for the bird's range in North America.