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    Lesser Prairie-Chicken

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    Lesser Prairie-Chicken

    Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
    • ORDER: Galliformes
    • FAMILY: Phasianidae
    Basic Description

    A smaller, paler version of the Greater Prairie-Chicken, the Lesser Prairie-Chicken is now found only in restricted areas of five states in the southern Great Plains. It inhabits open rangeland dominated by shinnery oak or sand sagebrush.

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    Other Names
    • Gallo de las praderas chico (Spanish)
    • Tétras pâle (French)