Photo of the Week: Prairie Chicken

by Scott on April 18, 2010 · 0 comments

Prairie chicken

Drumming prairie chicken on Fort Pierre National Grasslands.

It’s that time of year when the prairie chickens and grouse (and lots of other animals for that matter) strut their stuff to impress the opposite sex. Males puff up large air sacs in their throats, spread their tales and wings and “dance” by stomping their feet. The ritual of nature can be seen from viewing blinds on the Fort Pierre National Grasslands. Visit Fort Pierre National Grasslands for information on reserving the viewing blinds.
Also, the display is even more impressive with sound, which you can see at YouTube.com.

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