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[National Geographic Wallpaper] Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (애트워터큰초원뇌조)
Subject: [National Geographic Wallpaper] Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (애트워터큰초원뇌조)
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[National Geographic Wallpaper] Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (애트워터큰초원뇌조)

Western United States
James L. Amos

"Its numbers down by at least half in the past 20 years, the sage-grouse is a candidate for protection under the [U.S.] Endangered Species Act."

???From "Attwater's Prairie-Chicken: Down to a Handful," March 2002, National Geographic magazine

The Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) is a grouse unique to the coastal areas of Texas and Louisiana. It is closely related to the Greater prairie chicken, which lives in the tallgrass prairies farther north. More than a century ago, an estimated one million Attwater’s prairie chickens inhabited their range. By 1937, approximately 8,700 birds remained, all in Texas. Attwater’s prairie chickens were listed as endangered in 1967, when only 1,000 birds remained. Today it is considered one of the most endangered birds in North America.

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