- Geococcyx californianus
- Cuckoos & Cohorts
The Greater Prairie-Chicken is a large species of bird in the grouse family. These magnificent birds are known for their remarkable mating dance. Male birds gather in a communal area, called a lek, and perform for watching female birds. The males raise the feathers on their heads, puff out their throat sacs, and dance about while vocalizing.
The habitat for the Greater Prairie-Chicken includes tall grass prairies. Loss of habitat has been devastaing to this species.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 30 January 2015|
|Scientific Name||Tympanuchus cupido|
(as of 25 March 2017)
24.7 to 42.3 ounces
|Range||North America United States (West) United States (East) Americas|