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Ptarmican

Title - Male Willow Ptarmigan
Artist - Robert Lavender

Description - A wood carving, painted, dated May 25, '89, & signed.

The Willow Ptarmigan is a sedentary bird found in cooler climates. It is common in northern Canada and its northern provinces. It is Alaska’s state bird. In the summer, the birds are mostly brown with dappled plumage, but in the winter they are white with some black tail feathers. During wintertime they eat willow twigs and small shrubs.

Dimensions (inches) -  12h x 9w x 4d      Weight  < 1 lb     Price $225.00    Item#  lr01    

About the artist - Robert Lavender lived in the small community of Aylesford located along the Evangeline Trail in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Despite its small population, Aylesford has a cheese factory, a cranberry bog and a peat moss harvesting operation. Robert carved many birds during the last half of the 20th century and died in 1996.

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