prairie chicken

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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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Walk-in traps for capturing Greater Prairie Chickens on leks.
Along with the greater prairie chicken in the genus Tympanuchus are Attwater's prairie chicken, the lesser prairie chicken and the extinct heath hen.
A comparison of the displays and vocal performances of the greater prairie chicken, lesser prairie chicken, sharp-tailed grouse and sooty grouse.

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