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IUCN Conservation Status: Vulnerable
A grouse of open grassland, the Greater Prairie-Chicken is known for its mating dance. Males display together in a communal lek, where they raise ear-like feathers above their heads, inflate orange sacs on the sides of their throats, and stutter-step around while making a deep hooting moan.
The "Prairie Hens" of Illinois. Story and photos in Living Bird magazine.
Mementos of a Grouse Long Gone: Story in Living Bird magazine.