Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Galliformes > Family: Phasianidae > Genus: Lagopus > Species: Lagopus mutus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Lagopus mutus helveticus (Thienemann, 1829) Cramp, S. & Simmons, K.E.L. (1980)
Lagopus mutus pyrenaicus Hartert, 1921 Cramp, S. & Simmons, K.E.L. (1980)

Ptarmigan - Lagopus mutus (Montin, 1776)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 3 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A106


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
AT3111000 Austria Nationalpark Kalkalpen und Umgebung Map
AT2215000 Austria Teile der Eisenerzer Alpen Map
AT2134000 Austria Mittagskogel Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alpenschneehuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alpensneeuwhoen Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fjällripa Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Havasi hófajd Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kiiruna Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lagopède alpin French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lagópode-branco Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lagópodo Alpino Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pardwa górska Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pernice bianca Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ptarmigan English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:03300 European bird-ringing
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (invalid) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Lagopus mutus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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