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Wintering areas of ptarmigans

The ptarmigan is the only bird that stays in Spitsbergen year-round. Scientists have now equipped some ptarmigans with satellite trackers to follow them digitally through the polar night. So far, they seem to remain in the general area, migrating locally while searching for food. The Norwegian Polar Institute is publishing and updating the results Backhere.

Ptarmigans in Spitsbergen

Wintering areas of ptarmigans

Source: Norwegisches Polarinstitut

last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange