- Aythya affinis
- Ducks & Geese
The Lesser Prairie-Chicken is a large species of grouse. It is closely related to, and slightly smaller than, the Greater Prairie-Chicken.
Lesser Prairie-Chickens are known for their mating rituals, which includes an elaborate dance performed by male birds in communal areas called leks. The birds puff out their cheek sacs and raise the long feathers on the sides of the face.
Lesser Prairie-Chickens are found in grassland habitat in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Loss of undisturbed prairie habitat has been detrimental to this species.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 30 January 2015|
|Scientific Name||Tympanuchus pallidicinctus|
(as of 26 January 2017)
15 to 16.1 inches
22.2 to 28.7 ounces
|Range||North America United States (West) United States (East) Americas|