27 April, 2011

Greater Prairie Chicken

Scientific Name: Tympanuchus cupido

Population Estimate: 460K, Vulnerable status

Range / Habitat: Year-round in open grasslands of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Oklahoma.

Field Notes: Unmistakable in range. Chicken-sized bird known for its mating ritual on communal leks.

Personal Notes: Despite cold, rainy, windy weather, had a great time viewing these birds on Carl Flaig's farm.

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