A Field Guide to the Prairie

Lesser Prairie Chicken
Photo: Regis Cavignaux, Champenoux, France

Lesser Prairie Chicken
Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
Size:40 cm (16 in)
Habitat/Range: Sandy prairies and plains. Resides in Colorado, Kansas, parts of Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.


Smaller and less striking than the greater prairie chicken. The sacs the male inflates during courtship are red rather than orange.

On the Prairie Field Guide Index

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