prairie chicken


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prairie chicken

n.
Either of two grouse (Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus) found in western North America and having deep-chested bodies and mottled brownish plumage.

prairie chicken

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prairie fowl

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prairie grouse

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prairie hen

n
(Animals) either of two mottled brown-and-white grouse, Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus, of North America

prai′rie chick`en


n.
either of two gallinaceous birds of central North American grasslands, Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus, of the grouse subfamily, noted for the booming sounds made by males during courtship displays.
[1685–95, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prairie chicken - brown mottled North American grouse of western prairiesprairie chicken - brown mottled North American grouse of western prairies
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
genus Tympanuchus, Tympanuchus - prairie chickens
greater prairie chicken, Tympanuchus cupido - the most common variety of prairie chicken
lesser prairie chicken, Tympanuchus pallidicinctus - a smaller prairie chicken of western Texas
heath hen, Tympanuchus cupido cupido - extinct prairie chicken
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It is generally accepted that the Blackfoot people are the ones who created the Chicken Dance, which originated from the Prairie Chicken Society, one of their sacred societies.
The first bird we flushed was a prairie chicken, which we both let go, thinking at first it was a hen pheasant.
In March 2014, the Obama administration updated the status of lesser prairie chicken and put it under the threatened category, a step below the endangered category.
Instead, Fran laid the foundation for the field of raptor research and her work with prairie chickens led the conservation efforts that prevented the extinction of the greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) in Wisconsin.
The program provides 15 million acres that are beneficial to pollinators, and hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat that has resurrected waterfowl and gamebird populations, like pheasants, quail and prairie chicken.
RiverBank Conservation, LLC said it has secured formal approval of the first and only permanent mitigation property in West Texas under the requirements of the USFWS Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) Conservation Guidance, in conjunction with Tomahawk Conservation Bank, a partnership with two private ranching families in Yoakum County, Texas that totals 2,740 acres.
The prairie chicken in Wisconsin: highlights of a 22-year study of counts, behavior, movements, turnover and habitat.
Court strips lesser prairie chicken of federal protection, The Associated Press
The most rousing part of his speech focused on the US Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to classify the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.
Just over 100 years ago, the tall grasses along the Gulf Coast of Texas teemed with a bird called the Attwaters Prairie Chicken.
Heath hens, also once common as food, looked like their prairie chicken relatives of the Great Plains but flourished along the East Coast, even in the Boston Common.
Fish and Wildlife Service over such "sue and settle" tactics following an ESA lawsuit by a group called Wild Earth Guardians that sought to restrict land use for agriculture, oil and gas drilling, wind farms, and other activities in a five-state area--Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas--inhabited by the lesser prairie chicken.