Upland Game Birds

Two lesser prairie-chickens in a grassy setting. One of them is jumping.

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Lesser prairie-chickens are grouselike birds about the size of a small domestic chicken. They are mostly brown with horizontal barring and a short, rounded tail. They resemble their larger cousin, the greater prairie-chicken, in plumage and behavior—but they are smaller and paler with lighter barring on their underparts. Both sexes are similarly sized, at around …

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