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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.
The Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna, is a medium-sized blackbird similar in appearance to the Western Meadowlark. Their breeding habitat is grasslands and prairie, also pastures and hay fields, across eastern North America to South America. The ranges of the Eastern and Western Meadowlarks overlap in central regions and are permanent residents. Northern birds migrate to the southern parts of the range in the colder months. Adult Meadowlarks have yellow under parts with a black "V"...
The Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) is a medium-sized blackbird and very similar in appearance to the Eastern Meadowlark. Adults have yellow underparts with a black "V" on the breast and white flanks with black streaks. The upperparts are mainly brown with black streaks. They have a long pointed bill; the head is striped with light brown and black. Their breeding habitat is found in grasslands and prairie (as well as pastures and abandoned fields) across western and central...
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