TITLE

Prairie Chicken

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Prairie Chicken, or Prairie Hen, a North American game bird of the grouse family. It is 16 to 18 inches (41 to 46 cm) long. During courtship, the male performs a dance and inflates brightly colored air sacs on its throat, causing tufts of neck feathers to stand straight up so that they resemble horns. The female lays 8 to 14 spotted buff or olive-green eggs. The nest is lined with grass and is hidden under a bush or in a depression in the ground.
ACCESSION #
37309767

 

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