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greater prairie chicken, pinnated grouse, boomer (Tympanuchus cupido)
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greater prairie chicken, pinnated grouse, boomer (Tympanuchus cupido)

English: Heath Hen , Tympanuchus cupido cupido, woodcut. Males displaying in foreground, female in background.
Date 1912
Source Game Birds, Wild-Fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and Adjacent States, Massachusetts State Board Agriculture
Author Author:
Edward Howe Forbush (1858–1929)

The greater prairie chicken or pinnated grouse (Tympanuchus cupido), sometimes called a boomer, is a large bird in the grouse family. This North American species was once abundant, but has become extremely rare and extirpated over much of its range due to habitat loss. Conservation measures are underway to ensure the sustainability of existing small populations. One of the most famous aspects of these creatures is the mating ritual called booming.

Scientific Name: Tympanuchus cupido (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names: Greater Prairie-chicken, Pinnated Grouse, Boomer, Heath Hen, Attwater's prairie chicken
French: Tétras des prairies German: Präriehuhn Spanish: Gallo de las praderas grande
Taxonomy: Tetrao Cupido Linnaeus, 1758, Virginia, USA.
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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