Lesser Prairie Chicken

Lesser Prairie ChickenLesser Prairie ChickenThe Lesser Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) is restricted to short grass prairie and its decidedly different mix of grasses and forbs. Its range is now remnants of this ecosystem found in southwestern Kansas, southeastern Colorado, the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, and a small area of eastern New Mexico. It is slightly smaller, paler, and less heavily barred than the Greater Prairie Chicken and the inflated neck sacs shown during courtship are orange rather than yellow.

Lesser Prairie Chicken

Heath Hen

After being a bountiful food source for a growing population for many years, the Heath Hen of the Northeast was the first to become extinct.

Attwater's Prairie Chicken

Attwater's subspecies of the Greater Prairie Chicken has specific coastal habitat requirements that have rapidly disappeared.

Greater Prairie Chicken

Today landscape level remnants of Tallgrass Prairie are shrinking rapidly and threatening our Greater Prairie Chicken.