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BIR023-00060

Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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BIR023-00059

Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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BIR023-00058

Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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BIR023-00057

Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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BIR023-00056

Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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BIR023-00055

Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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BIR023-00054

Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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BIR023-00053

Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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BIR023-00051

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00050

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00049

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00048

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00047

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00045

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00043

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00042

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00041

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00039

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00038

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00037

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00036

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00035

A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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BIR023-00034

A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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BIR023-00033

A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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BIR023-00032

A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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BIR023-00031

A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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BIR023-00030

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00029

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00028

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR023-00027

A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.

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BIR022-00084

Spruce grouse at Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Canada.

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BIR022-00081

A male Columbian sharptail grouse dancing near Craig, Colorado.

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BIR022-00080

A male Columbian sharptail grouse dancing near Craig, Colorado.

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ENV013-00034

A dead sage grouse lies near a lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling. The grouse are candidates for being listed but energy interests now prohibit it.

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ENV013-00033

A large sage grouse lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling.

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ENV013-00032

A large sage grouse lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling.

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