prairie chicken

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Related to greater prairie chickens: Tympanuchus cupido

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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This native prairie was home to an abundance of wildlife such as elk, buffalo, grizzly bears, and all sorts of small game and birds, including the iconic greater prairie chicken.
The three subspecies of the greater prairie chicken have met radically different fates.
To illustrate, we applied LSA to vital rates for two vertebrates: desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and Greater Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido).
1994) and Greater Prairie Chicken (Wisdom and Mills 1997) as case examples.

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