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Greater Prairie Chicken

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Jordan Dearman

on 1 October 2013

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Transcript of Greater Prairie Chicken

Greater Prairie Chicken

Population
When grasslands became more isolated and were replaced by agricultural development the Greater Prairie Chicken became an endangered species.
Limiting Factors
The limiting factors that affect the Prairie Chicken's population is the invasive vegetation species, diseases and predation.
Niche
* eats common plants that are poison to other grassland animals

* repopulate their species.
Interactions
Animals that interact with the Greater Prairie Chicken are foxes, skunks, raccoons, snakes, and domestic dogs and cats that cause mortality through nest predation.
Adaptations
Adaptations that allow the Greater Prairie Chickens survival since it is an endangered species is a captive breeding program. Also, Greater Prairie Chicken have adapted very well in the winter with the snow.
Why we chose the Greater Prairie Chicken.
We chose the Greater Prairie Chicken because it is an endangered species and its very unique.
The Greater Prairie Chicken's main habitat is grasslands. They also like wetlands, croplands, and short grasses.
Habitat
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Greater Prairie Chicken
Ecosystem
Greater Prairie Chickens can't live without food which would include fruits and seeds since they are omnivores. They also feed on insects which would include grasshoppers, ants, etc.
Fun Facts About the Greater Prairie Chicken
They are about 14 inches in size.

Males weight about 2.25 lbs and females weigh about 1.75 lbs.

They are known for their mating dance.

They mate each spring.
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