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Lagopus mutus

A}diikas - Lagopus mutus

A}diika{, tanam sakuchaa aku{ udaan ahmi}an huzugaan al sluzas. Sakucham qan'gim aslaan hakangis quhmal aku{ hitxigan alugan angakix qaxchikdaza{. Slum aslaan hachigan kugan hakangis zuulutu{ angaIi{tana{ liidal, kamigan alugan angakix qamikix uluudana{ liidaza{.

Sas malganangis ilagaan itxa{taza{, kitakix huzuugizakix imli}ina{ liidazax. Hagumatakus hawakus aangsum kingdangis qa{tal an}a}izas. A}diika{ alax kimla{taza{, chuqagan sitxan kimla{ matanaam uglagaan kangchi{ ila{taa mataa}utaza{.

Saaqudikinga ama qan'gim aslaan agiichigaan kalul qalgazakus. Qalgal agungis it{aygi{ qalganaa liidaaguzazas.

Qan'gim aslaan hasinal txidix as iga{takus uku}azas, aqadagudix slum aslaan chisalal alax al haang aqalizakus, hagumatal saahmla}ii}dix agacha anuxtaqalizakus, qamchiing asxuunulax hati{ aaka{ saahmla{tazakus.

A}diika{ igal ama tagal aguun tunuza{, mal agiichigaan uku}alakan aa}aku{ umang tutalgaza{. Sakucha{ akum tunuu qamdal chuqaa qaklagiikana{ liidaza{.

A}diikam isxaa; sas isxangis agudigakus a}diikam isxaa mataza}ulax, qiigam adunaa{tangis ilan isxa}izas.

  

Rock Ptarmigan - Lagopus mutus

The ptarmigan is a land bird which stays here all year round. It is white in color and the tail sides are black in winter. During the summer the ptarmigan is kind of golden on the sides. Its sides of its head are red and orange in color.

The ptarmigan is different from other birds because its legs are covered with feathers. It feeds on berries. It has two stomachs. One is used for storing food, and the other is used for digestion and is called a gizzard.

The ptarmigan is sometimes shot during the fall or winter for food. When it is eaten, it tastes something like reindeer.

During the winter, the ptarmigan fly in by flocks, and when spring comes, they fly in pairs thinking of having eggs. They lay eight to ten eggs a year. The nest is a poorly lined hollow on the tundra.

The ptarmigan cries when it takes off, and when it lands. So even when it is not seen, it can be heard landing or taking off by just its sound. For a small bird, it has a deep voice that sounds dry and brittle.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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