Burr and others (2017) found that nest predation of Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus
phasianellus) in North Dakota was potentially lower in high-intensity energy-development areas compared to low-intensity energy-development areas because human presence decreased the number of predators in the high-intensity energy-development area.
scotica: 3 and Bonasa bonasia: 2; North America: Centrocercus urophasianus: 3, Tympanuchus
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).
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.
No bones of sage-grouse were found by researchers in Rocky Arroyo Cave in the Guadalupe Mountains (Eddy County), 145 km east of the two sites in Dona Ana County (Wetmore, 1932), but bones attributed to lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus
pallidicinctus) were recorded at that site.
If you were sitting on a sand dune surrounded by waves of little blue-stem in the Great Plains, more than likely it was the cackling of male lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus
pallidicinctus) displaying to impress females.
restore habitat and protect the Attwater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus
His thesis concerned the "History of the Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus
cuspido) and the Sharp-Tailed Grouse (Pedioecetes phasianellus) in Michigan." His dissertation concerned "The Sharp-Tailed Grouse in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan." While earning his degrees, he worked for the Niederhauser Lumber Company (1947-1949) and Macfarland Tree Service (1949-1951).
Prairie Ridge State Natural Area is well known for supporting the only population of Greater Prairie Chickens (Tympanuchus
cupido) in the state (McFall & Karnes 1995; Simpson & Esker 1997).
The full Latin name for the greater prairie chicken is Tympanuchus
cupido pinnatus, with the last referring to the pinnae, those tufts of feathers so distinctive when the males boom.
PRSNA is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) primarily as habitat for the greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus
cupido), a state endangered species.
Today, the greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus
cupido) exists only in small pockets on a fraction of its historic range.