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Greater Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus cupido

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Greater Prairie Chicken, Prairie Grouse, Greater Prairie-chicken, Pinnated Grouse, Heath Hen, Prairie Chicken, Prairie Grouse, Attwater's Prairie Chicken
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Ringgold County, Iowa, USA - Apr 6, 2002 © Kent Nickell  Texas, USA - Date unknown Courtesy of George Lavendowski/USFWS  Texas, USA - Date unknown Courtesy of Gary Halvorsen/USFWS 
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C. United States;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Nc. to sc. United States (e. North Dakota, nw. and c. Minnesota, n. Wisconsin s. to ne. Colorado, c. Nebraska, n. to se. Kansas, s. and ne. Oklahoma, wc. Missouri, and s. Illinois.).
Formerly in the 20th century in sc. Canada (c. Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and se. Ontario) s. n. Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Arkansas, and Texas.
(2) Coastal e. Texas.
Formerly sw. Louisiana.
(3) Formerly along the ne. coastal plain of the United State from Massachusetts (Martha's Vineyard) to Maryland and Virginia.
North America n. of Mexican border;
Summer and winter: e. NDK, nw. MIN s. through c. SDK, ne. COL. c. and se. NEB, w. IWA (Ringgold County), n. and e. KAN, ne. OKA, and sw. MOU. Isolated populations in ec. TEX, c. MOU, c. WIS, and ce. ILL.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Texas A&M Center for Bioaccoustics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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