Tympanuchus cupido attwateri
English : Attwater’s prairie-chicken
French : Tétras des prairies
Class : Aves
Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known.
The species grows to 47 cm in length for a weight of 972 g. Plumage is grey-beige with darker brown and black barring all over. Male has yellow comb, cheek pouchs and erectile cheek tufts. This subspecies has lighter barring on breast.
Range and habitat
This subspecies now only occurs in coastal south-east Texas. The species has a patchy range in northern-central and Central USA. Lives in sandy coastal plains with prairies and woodlands intermixed.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has dramatically declined over its range because of loss of habitat and hunting. Nominate subspecies extinct, attwateri highly endangered.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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