Greater x Lesser Prairie-Chicken (hybrid)

Tympanuchus cupido x pallidicinctus

ML151687521


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Tom Johnson
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eBird Checklist S54736549
Gove County private property
Gove, Kansas, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 38.7577, -100.615 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Song
Behaviors
Breeding
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Comments

The hybrid display song sounds (in this particular case) like a higher-pitched, stuttered version of Greater Prairie-chicken; two such hybrids here; note most of the sound in this recording comes from Greater and Lesser prairie-chickens displaying on the same lek.

Observation details

*rare (but apparently regular in this area of contact between the two parental species); displaying males studied critically, with mixed grapefruit & orange on air sacs, intermediate undertail covert pattern, extremely bushy eye combs; both appeared a bit more like Greater than Lesser; the one featured in the audio recording sounds like a higher-pitched, quieter, somewhat stuttering Greater Prairie-chicken; photos, audio, video

Technical Information

Recorder
Marantz PMD661 mkII
Microphone
Sennheiser ME67
Accessories
Original file size
40,320KB

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