Greater Prairie-Chicken

Other Names:

Pinnated Grouse

Natural Range:

North America

Description:

Large grouse with short, rounded, dark tail.

Males can be identified by the orange comb-like feathers over their eyes and dark, elongated head feathers.  There is a round, un-feathered, orange patch on  theneck that can be inflated during the mating display.

The females have shorter head feathers and lack the yellow comb and  neck patch.

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Greater Prairie-Chicken

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Bill Shape
curved
Regions
alberta
arkansas
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
new jersey
new york
north dakota
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south dakota
tennessee
texas
virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Color
brown
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
large
Order
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
Conservation Status
Vulnerable