Greater Prairie-Chicken (Displaying Male)

Photo of a male greater prairie-chicken in courtship display

Now endangered in Missouri, prairie-chickens breed from March through May. Cocks visit booming grounds (leks), where they dance, call, and fight among themselves. Hens visit the lek and select the most fit mate; mating occurs on the lek during April.

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