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White-tailed Ptarmigan Lagopus leucura
2012-03-22 19:59:41

The White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura) is the smallest bird in the grouse family. It is found in the mountains of western United States, Canada and Alaska. This is an alpine species, a permanent resident of the high mountains above the timberline throughout most of the year. Its habitat is open country and can be found in flight more often than the forest grouse, but still prefers running...

Willow Grouse Willow Ptarmigan
2007-12-18 12:58:03

The Willow Grouse (Europe) or Willow Ptarmigan (North America)(Lagopus lagopus), is a medium-sized game bird of the grouse family. It breeds in birch and other forests and tundra across northern Eurasia, and in Alaska and northern Canada. The Willow Ptarmigan is the state bird of Alaska. The spring male is brown above with a reddish neck and white wings and under parts. The female is...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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