Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Other Names: none

Distribution: western Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Lesser Prairie Chicken distribution range map


Size: 38-41 cm in length with a 63-70 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Chicken-like in profile, with grayish-brown barring above and below and a short black tail. Breeding males have long black feathers on the sides of the neck that form erect "horns" and reddish-purple air sacs inflated during courtship displays. Females have shorter horns and no air sacs.

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken