prairie grouse


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Noun1.Prairie grouse - brown mottled North American grouse of western prairiesprairie grouse - 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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We were searching for prairie grouse in the hills and gullies along a big river, and a little buck took off running.
Prairie grouse from the genus Tympanuchus are thought to have poor dispersal abilities (Braun et ai, 1994).
Texas senators want less protection for the Lesser Prairie Chicken (Houston Chronicle): "The prairie grouse may be 'lesser,' but that certainly doesn't make it any less important to the senators from Texas.
Runia says hunters harvested about 175,000 prairie grouse in the mid-'70s, but only about 40,000 birds last year.
Current inventory and monitoring projects include: raptor nest surveys, raptor habitat use, prairie grouse habitat and population surveys, butterfly surveys, rare plant surveys, fish surveys, development of conservation assessments and strategies, prairie dog and small mammal surveys, western prairie fringed orchid monitoring, development of a rare plant habitat model, floristic quality assessments, and general vegetation mapping.
Similarly, Sharptailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), and Prairie Grouse (Tympanuchus cupido) in North America showed synchronous [sim]10-yr cycles (Keith 1963).
Anyone watching this gun dog at work would quickly understand why this breed has been, still is, and will be so popular with hunters who appreciate high style combined with an intense bird finding ability on anything from ruffed grouse and woodcock to prairie grouse, all species of quail, and, of course, ringneck pheasants.
DISCUSSION--Excessive grazing by livestock often has been suggested as a possible cause for declines in populations of prairie grouse, including lesser prairie-chickens (Jackson and DeArment, 1963; Johnsgard, 2002; Silvy et al.
Brood counts (N = 10; 30%), prairie grouse lek counts (N = 8; 24%), hunter surveys (N = 8; 24%), call/whistling counts (N = 7; 21%), roadside counts (N = 6; 18%) and wing/tail collections (N = 3; 9%) were the most frequently reported methods (see Table 6).
If Obama's plans proceed, prairie grouse will continue in lose critical habitat.