Lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)

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Listing Status:   

General Information

Medium-sized, grayish brown grouse. Total length 38-41 cm (Johnsgard 1983, Olawsky 1987). Sexes similar, and plumages similar throughout year. In adults, most of body is barred with alternating dark (brown) and light (buffy white) bands. Dark bands on upperparts are complex, including black and cinnamon tones; light bands on upperparts range from buff to white. Upperparts are therefore darker and more richly colored than underparts. Chin and throat largely unmarked. Tail short, rounded, and brownish black. Male displays bright yellow eye-comb above eye and dull red esophageal "air sacs" on side of neck during courtship (Copelin 1963, Sutton 1977, Johnsgard 1983). Male also has a tuft of elongated feathers (pinnae) on each side of neck; these are held erect during courtship display. Females have shorter pinnae. Immatures similar to adults, but more richly colored, especially on throat.

  • States/US Territories in which the Lesser prairie-chicken, is known to or is believed to occur:  Colorado , Kansas , New Mexico , Oklahoma , Texas
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Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
05/12/2014 Southwest Region (Region 2)

» Candidate Information

Candidate Assessments
Candidate Notice of Review Documents
Date Citation Page Title
11/09/2009 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
05/11/2005 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
11/21/2012 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
05/04/2004 Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
12/10/2008 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
11/10/2010 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
12/06/2007 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
09/12/2006 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
06/13/2002 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
10/25/1999 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
10/30/2001 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened,Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions, and Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
10/26/2011 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
05/04/2004 69 FR 24876 24904 Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
05/11/2005 70 FR 24870 24934 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
07/08/1997 62 FR 36482 36484 90-Day Finding for a Petition To List the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as Threatened
12/11/2012 77 FR 73827 73888 Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species
10/26/2011 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
12/10/2008 73 FR 75176 75244 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
04/10/2014 79 FR 20073 20085 Special Rule for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Final Rule
04/10/2014 79 FR 19973 20071 Determination of Threatened Status for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Final Rule
10/25/1999 64 FR 57535 57547 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
01/29/2014 79 FR 4652 4654 Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule
12/11/2013 78 FR 75306 75313 Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule
05/06/2013 78 FR 26302 26308 Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule
10/30/2001 66 FR 54808 54832 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened,Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions, and Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
07/20/2016 81 FR 47047 47048 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Removed From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
07/09/2013 78 FR 41022 41024 6-Month Extension of Final Determination for the Proposed Listing of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species
11/10/2010 75 FR 69222 69294 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
11/21/2012 77 FR 69993 70060 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
03/04/2013 78 FR 14111 14114 Final Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances, Final Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact; Lesser Prairie Chicken, Oklahoma
12/06/2007 72 FR 69034 69106 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
11/09/2009 74 FR 57804 57878 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
06/13/2002 67 FR 40657 40679 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
09/12/2006 71 FR 53756 53835 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
01/08/2001 66 FR 1295 1300 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions
06/09/1998 63 FR 31400 31406 12-Month Finding for a Petition To List the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as Threatened and Designate Critical Habitat
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
12/11/2013 78 FR 75306 75313 Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule
04/10/2014 79 FR 20073 20085 Special Rule for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Final Rule
05/06/2013 78 FR 26302 26308 Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule

» Conservation Plans

Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCA): (learn more)
CCA Plan Summaries
Lesser Prairie Chicken and Dunes Sagebrush Lizard in NM
Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA): (learn more)
CCAA Plan Summaries
Agricultural CCAA for Lesser Prairie-Chickens with ODWC
Alexander
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for Lesser Prairie-chicken between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Lesser Prairie Chicken and Dunes Sagebrush Lizard in New Mexico

» Petitions

» Life History

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