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Lesser Prairie Chicken
Lesser Prairie Chicken
At New Mexico.
Information
Range Western Oklahoma, Texas, and Eastern New Mexico.
Estimated Population 20,000-40,000
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
Genus Tympanuchus
Species Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Lesser Prairie Chicken is a species from the Tympanuchus genus of the Phasianidae family. It is found in Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and the Llano Estacado of Texas and Eastern New Mexico, and also rarely in Southeastern Colorado, and Western Kansas.

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Gallery

  • A male in New Mexico.

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