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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

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(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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AKC AMERICAN COCKERS: our Plumthicket Cockers hunt wild birds; Doves, Sharptails, Prairie Chickens, Woodcock, Ruffed Grouse, Pheasants, Quail, Ducks and Geese.
He describes prairie chickens courting during predawn hours and the calls of sandhill cranes; he evokes the magic of lying upon the prairie, hearing only the sounds of insects and the wind through the grasses.
Since its creation in 1985, it has boosted populations of ducks, ring-necked pheasants, prairie chickens, Columbian sharp-tailed grouse and other wildlife by providing areas where they can feed and reproduce.
To Ranchers, Lesser Prairie Chickens Just Mean More Government, The Texas Tribune
Currently pending federal regulations to protect Prairie Chickens will require mitigation for future damage to their habitat from all forms of energy and other traditional development impacts.
Washington, July 26 ( ANI ): A Republican Congressman has sparked outrage for comparing the plight of minorities in America to snail darters and prairie chickens.
Habitat used by lesser prairie chickens for feeding related to seasonal behavior of plants in Beaver County, Oklahoma.
Beginning with a wildlife treasure map of Wisconsin showing where to seek and sight loons, sandhill cranes, gray wolves, monarch butterflies, tundra swans, sturgeon, greater prairie chickens, saw-whet owls, whooping cranes, American bison, Canada geese, and bald eagles, "Travel Wild Wisconsin" offers multiple desirable observation destinations organized by season and by months of the year into fifteen chapters.
Geological Survey, C2S2 provides advice and guidance for improved captive management of the federally endangered masked bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi) at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona; is assessing the causes of death in reintroduced Attwater's prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) at Attwater's Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge in Texas; and is examining the low fertility of the whooping crane breeding flock at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland.
Reproductive importance of dominant male Greater Prairie Chickens.
Several plains states, from South Dakota down through New Mexico, also have prairie chickens and in Colorado's high mountains you can hunt white-tailed ptarmigan.
The populations of sharp-tailed grouse and prairie chickens soared with new, high-protein cereal grains as food.