The Iceland falcon and the ptarmigan have pretty much the same habitat, the one preying upon the other.
The net was of service, not only for fish and beluga, but also for ptarmigan and foxes.
At one time or another Elstead probably told the officers of the ptarmigan every detail of his strange twelve hours in the abyss.
He knew clearly what was to be done, and this he did by promptly eating the ptarmigan.
Eider-ducks, looms, and dovekies are abundant, as well as hares and ptarmigan.
Among birds, the ptarmigan is a fine example of protective colouring.
But that is the substance of the extraordinary story that Elstead related in fragments to the officers of the ptarmigan.
The rise of the ptarmigan had another effect, on which the travellers had not counted.
The ptarmigan struggled against him, showering blows upon him with her free wing.
The only ornament which he allowed himself was the white wing of a ptarmigan.