Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Tympanuchus pallidicinctus

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

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

Code 4

LEPC

Code 6

TYMPAL

ITIS

HEAD

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark hazel brown in young chicks, dark brown in adults.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Eyering, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Brown with yellow eye combs.
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Buff, brown and white barring.
  • Throat Color: Brown, shows red air sacs in display.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 41 cm (16 in)
  • Weight: 771 g (27.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Barred buff and brown.
  • Upperparts: Barred buff, brown and black.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid shallow wing beats with short glides., Strong rapid flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 71 cm (28 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Yellow-brown
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