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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image of range map for Lesser Prairie-ChickenRange map provided by Birds of North AmericaExplore Maps
Other Names
  • Gallo de las praderas chico (Spanish)
  • Tétras pâle (French)