The ptarmigan, a bird about the size of a small chicken, lives in the Arctic all year. To withstand the cold, feathers cover its beak and feet. Its feathers change with the seasons – white for winter and brown when the snow melts.
[Label text from "Art from the Arctic: Inuit Prints and Sculpture" (11/20/09-2/14/10) by Cynthia Culbert]
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This object was included in the following exhibitions: