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T?ras p?e Alternate name
Tympanuchus pallidicinctus Scientific name 
Galliformes Order
Phasianidae  Family   
Male 41 cm   Female 38cm Length
Upland temperate forest and grassland. Habitat

11 to 14   buffy-plain, greyish-olive, or spotted eggs in a lined scrape. Incubated by female 23-28 days.

Clutch Eggs
Insects, seeds, leaves, and buds. Food    Diet
300 World No

Vulnerable          BirdLife Preventing Extinctions                


view photos Photo April 3, 2007 by Judd Patterson all rights reserved

Photo Wikipedia dominic sherony all rights reserved

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Calls at lek
(Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)
Don Jones XC15905
07-04-2001, United States (cc)

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Bubbly hoot
(Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)
Don Jones XC15906
07-04-2001, United States (cc)

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Hoaa and wild clucking
(Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)
Don Jones XC15908
07-04-2001, United States (cc)




view photos Image April 14, 2008by J. N. Stuart all rights reserved

Video by LM1313

Lesser Prairie-Chicken by J. N. Stuart.

Male in full display with head and tail feathers erect, throat sac inflated, and feet drumming the ground. Near Milnesand, NM. 12 Apr 2008. 

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