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Greater Prairie Chicken Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite:  I see Sharp-tailed Grouse and Greater Prairie Chickens all the time when I go birding in the central part of the state. Every once in a while I'll come across a relatively cooperative Sharp-tailed Grouse. I have yet to have that really happen for Greater Prairie Chickens.  Despite all my sightings, the only photos I have are these right after an ice storm in 2016, when a large group of Greater Prairie Chickens were milling about an open field, trying to find access through the ice to the ground and vegetation below.

Greater Prairie Chicken - Tympanuchus cupido

Greater Prairie Chicken - Tympanuchus cupido

Greater Prairie Chicken - Tympanuchus cupido

Greater Prairie Chicken - Tympanuchus cupido

Greater Prairie Chicken 1

December 27th, 2016

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Greater Prairie Chicken 2

December 27th, 2016

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Greater Prairie Chicken 3

December 27th, 2016

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Greater Prairie Chicken


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