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Prairie Chicken Mostly Unaffected By Wind Power
2013-07-11 05:32:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Wind power development does not strongly disrupt greater prairie chicken populations and has no impact on nest site selection, female reproductive effort, nesting success or the overall population of these grassland birds, Kansas State University ecologists reported on Wednesday. These conclusions were based on an investigation of the impacts of wind power development on the demography, movements, and population genetics of...

2008-08-08 15:00:00

By Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau LAS CRUCES -- A planned fall hunt for the lesser prairie chicken, a bird that has been a candidate for federal listing as an endangered species for a decade, was put on hold Thursday by state game officials following criticism of the plan. The state will not issue permits to hunt the lesser prairie chicken while a decision to list the species as endangered is pending before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said Game and Fish Department Director...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By John David Sutter, The Oklahoman Aug. 3--A plucky little bird in northwest Oklahoma -- known for its comical mating dances in which it patters around like a jittery wind-up toy -- has found itself pitted against an unlikely environmental foe. Huge power-generating wind turbines are expected to pop up all over the lesser prairie chicken's habitat in coming years, and biologists say the development could push the birds onto the endangered species list or even into extinction. "We're...

2008-07-06 12:00:14

The low, booming sounds produced by greater prairie chicken cocks accounts for the common reference to their leks as "booming grounds." ... On a quiet spring morning, these sounds can carry as much as two miles across the open prairie, serving as an audible beacon to prairie chicken hens. - Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web site, www.kdwp.state.ks.us By Jan Biles THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL MANHATTAN - Kansas State University biologist/researcher Robert Robel believes prairie...


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Sharp Tailed Grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus
2013-10-07 11:50:53

The Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) is a prairie grouse of medium size. It has also known as the sharptail, and is known as “fire grouse” or “fire bird” by Native American Indians because of their reliance on brush fires to keep their habitat open. Six extant and one extinct subspecies of Sharp-tailed Grouse have been described. This grouse along with the Greater Prairie-chicken and the Lesser Prairie-chicken make up the genus Tympanuchus, which is a genus of grouse...

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