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prairie chicken:

see grousegrouse,
common name for a game bird of the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. There are about 18 species. Grouse are henlike terrestrial birds, protectively plumaged in shades of red, brown, and gray.
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Greater prairie chicken ranges, movements, and habitat usage in Kansas.
Integrated management of the greater prairie chicken and livestock on the Sheyenne National Grassland.
The ecology of the greater prairie chicken as related to reintroductions.
More significant weather threats to greater prairie chickens sometimes come in the form of excessive, drenching rains during nesting or when chicks are very small and most vulnerable to chilling.
Most of the early work on the greater prairie chicken was done by two couples who were friends and were entwined in the early history of wildlife management.
Specifically, background insights gained from simulations conducted under Application 1 were used to build and evaluate a hypothetical conservation plan for the Greater Prairie Chicken, a species for which demographic analyses have tangible and urgent application (Soule and Mills 1998, Westemeier et al.
Potential conservation efforts for the Greater Prairie Chicken changed population growth in interesting ways (Fig.
1974) suggests that adult stages of survival are most "important" for persistence of long-lived vertebrates, such as the desert tortoise, and that reproductive and juvenile stages are critical to persistence of short-lived vertebrates such as the Greater Prairie Chicken.
In the case of the Greater Prairie Chicken, results from the Application 2 suggest that identification of only one life stage as "most important," such as was done by Wisdom and Mills (1997), may be overly simplistic.
In this Appendix, we discuss the vital rates used in stage-specific matrix populations models for the desert tortoise and Greater Prairie Chicken, on which life stage simulation analysis was conducted.
Demographic estimates for the Greater Prairie Chicken were adapted from Wisdom and Mills (1997).

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