lesser prairie chicken

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Noun1.lesser prairie chicken - a smaller prairie chicken of western Texaslesser prairie chicken - a smaller prairie chicken of western Texas
prairie chicken, prairie fowl, prairie grouse - brown mottled North American grouse of western prairies
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The lesser prairie-chicken is a medium-sized, grayish brown grouse that lives in eco-regions spanning Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
The lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) is considered an umbrella species of the western portion of the Southern Great Plains (Miller et al., 2016), and its conservation could provide ecological benefits to many other species (Hagen and Giesen, 2005).
The lesser prairie-chicken once lived across the southern great plains of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
One of the icons and umbrella-species of the prairie of the southcentral united States is the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), an endemic grouse that has experienced a precipitous decline in population size in the past decades, chiefly because of large-scale conversions and loss of habitat (Woodward et al., 2001; Fuhlendorf et al., 2002; Samson et al., 2004; Pruett et al., 2009a; C.
The NRCS is taking the same approach with the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative.
While much has been made of the risks that wind projects pose to migratory birds and bats, future development in the Panhandle region (as well as parts of Oklahoma and Kansas) could be affected by the Lesser Prairie-Chicken, a ground-based species that could be listed as a threatened or endangered species by federal authorities in the years to come.
This means working with species such as the Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus), which is listed as threatened, and other species such as the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), box turtles (Terrapene spp.), and Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) that need assistance.
Assessment and conservation strategy for the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus).
(112.) Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, 12-Month Finding for a Petition to List the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as Threatened and Designate Critical Habitat, 63 Fed.
For example, the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) occurs primarily in habitat that contains shinnery oak (Quercus havardii)or sand sagebrush (Artemisia filifolia; Giesen, 1998).