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1 July 2004 The historic and current distribution of the Vancouver Island White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus saxatilis)
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Lagopus leucurus saxatilis, a subspecies of White-tailed Ptarmigan endemic to Vancouver Island, is listed as vulnerable by the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre, but little is known about its population status or trends. The only previous journal paper concerning this subspecies was published in 1939. Data on distribution, gathered using historical records and public survey (166 records) in combination with our field studies, indicated that this ptarmigan subspecies currently inhabits most, if not all, available habitat on Vancouver Island, and the range has not contracted over the past 25 yr.

Kathy Martin, Graeme A. Brown, and Jessica R. Young "The historic and current distribution of the Vancouver Island White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus saxatilis)," Journal of Field Ornithology 75(3), 239-256, (1 July 2004). https://doi.org/10.1648/0273-8570-75.3.239
Received: 18 November 2002; Accepted: 1 November 2003; Published: 1 July 2004
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