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GALLERIES > BIRDS > GALLIFORMES > PHASIANIDAE > LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN [Tympanuchus pallidicinctus]


Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7633 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7462 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7465 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7491 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7500 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7512 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7645 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7653 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7668 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7693 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7697 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7704 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7712 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7727 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7737 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7801 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7829 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7846 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7850 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7867 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7872 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7877 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7882 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7888 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7890 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Caprock, NM
GPS: 33.4N, -103.8W, elev=4,179' MAP
Date: April 6, 2008
ID : 7891 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Lesser Prairie Chicken, Tympanuchus pallidicinctus, is slightly smaller and paler than its near relative the Greater Prairie Chicken. It is found primarily in the sandhills and prairies of Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and the Llano Estacado of Texas and Eastern New Mexico, and also rarely in Southeastern Colorado and Western Kansas.

Like its larger relative, it is known for its lekking behavior.

Considered "vulnerable" by the IUCN due to its restricted and patchy range, it is vulnerable to habitat destruction. There is evidence suggesting that global warming may have a particularly detrimental influence. Subfossil remains are known e.g. from Rocky Arroyo in the Guadalupe Mountains, outside the species' current range but where more habitat existed in the less humid conditions in the outgoing last ice age. They disappeared apparently no later than about 8000 BC, soon after the start of human settlement, which may also have contributed to the local extinction.



                                     




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