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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Bernhardt expressing concern about the decision-making process for listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the Endangered Species Act.
A striking example of this is the prairie chicken. Males and females gather for a special courtship presentation on an established area called a lek.
It started with the vulnerable lesser prairie chicken. That story just blew my mind.
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taylori mouse (mouse 1) at the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado County, Texas.
Some fashions have now begun to cycle back around to where 'old-school' is cool again; neck bustles and feather epaulets on traditional dancers, and the feather roach worn by a few fancy and prairie chicken dancers.
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.
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 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. By the mid-20th century their numbers had plummeted due to the incursion of subdivisions and oil and gas drilling.
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.