Greater Prairie-Chicken

Tympanuchus cupido

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, Old World Quail (Phasianidae)

Code 4

GRPC

Code 6

TYMCUP

ITIS

HEAD

Greater Prairie-Chicken Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Medium brown.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Streaked, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Mottled brown, buff and black with orange eye combs.
  • Forehead Color: Mottled brown, buff and black.
  • Nape Color: Mottled brown, buff and black.
  • Throat Color: Mottled brown, buff and black. Shows orange sacs in display.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Greater Prairie-Chicken Body
  • Length Range: 43-46 cm (17-18 in)
  • Weight: 998 g (35.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Heavily barred brown and buff.
  • Upperparts: Mottled brown, buff and black.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Swift flight on series of rapidly beating wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 71 cm (28 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Black with brown, buff and white barred central feathers.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Yellow-brown
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