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Sabal Palm Sanctuary (LTC 042)
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Galliformes > Phasianidae

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Tympanuchus pallidicinctus

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Identification

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Plump chickenlike bird found in grasslands. Body and wings entirely barred brown with paler buffy throat. In spring, males gather at display site and perform dance to attract females: look for them hunched over with ear-like feathers protruding from atop head and darker reddish-orange skin exposed on the neck. Inconspicuous and difficult to find away from display sites. Very similar to Greater Prairie-Chicken but no range overlap. Averages slightly paler and smaller than Greater.

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