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Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Tympanuchus pallidicinctus ORDER: GALLIFORMES FAMILY: PHASIANIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

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.

Calls

  • Display
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Displaying male makes bubbling "wak, wulluh, wulluh."

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