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Greater Prairie-Chicken

Tympanuchus cupido ORDER: GALLIFORMES FAMILY: PHASIANIDAE

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.

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Appearance

Gamebirds
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Typical Voice

Adult Description

Medium to large chicken-like bird. Striped brown and white. Short, rounded tail. Wings rounded in flight.

Immature Description

Similar to adult.

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