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-ain, -an, sm Ptarmigan (lagopus mutus). Tarmachan breac na beinne, the spotted ptarmigan of the mountain. This is a rare species of moorfowl, seen on the tops of the highest Highland hills. The size of the ptarmigan is nearly that of the grouse and its colour light grey but in winter it is perfectly white. It is a very shy and timid bird but when the sportsman comes upon it by surprise, it is daunted even to stupidity and has not always the courage even to fly from danger — **.

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