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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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About Common Ground Capital, LLC Common Ground Capital is a conservation banking company focused on developing a portfolio of landscape-scale species conservation banks for the Lesser Prairie Chicken across five states in the Southern Plains.
Identification and analysis of lesser and greater prairie chicken habitat.
Walk-in traps for capturing Greater Prairie Chickens on leks.
Now we want to find the optimal levels of sage that would increase lesser prairie chickens while maintaining livestock production.
At each monitoring site along transects, surveyors listened for 3-5 minutes for calls made by lesser prairie chickens on leks.
I heard wings beating and watched as five prairie chickens landed on the dike and moved down to the water.
The MPF reseeds, performs controlled burns, regulates grazing and removes exotic species and trees from the prairie to restore the habitat for the endangered prairie chickens, as well as for quail, pheasants and other wildlife.
Cottonwood groves provided turkey roosts; nesting platforms for hawks and owls; broken, hollowed branches for cavity dwellers; seeds, twigs and buds to feed grouse along with prairie chickens, moose, porcupine, and black hears.
Since 1996, releases of captive-reared prairie chickens have been conducted at the refuge and Galveston Bay Coastal Prairie Preserve.
Although I chose prairie chickens as a case study because they parallel Baxter's penguins both phonetically and in phylum, prairie chickens illuminate many of the most important and general lessons about the ESA--including the real, but often exaggerated, costs of preserving biodiversity, and the indirect and unofficial impact that these real and perceived costs can have on implementation of the ESA.
He learned to do what prairie chickens do: scratch in the dirt for seeds and insects, cluck and cackle and fly just a few feet off the ground with wings thrashing in the wind.
The list of charities is eclectic, ranging from national health and children's organizations to lesser-known entities such as a nonprofit that rescues retired greyhound racing dogs, a society that researches prairie chickens, and an association dedicated to teaching Scottish and Celtic dance.