Greater Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3bcde

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Justification of Red List category
This species has undergone rapid population declines in the past, and it has already disappeared from many states in which it was formerly common. As a result of intensive conservation action however, the species is now recovering at least in parts of its range. If conservation action was to stop, the population increase could quickly revert so that the species could qualify for a threatened status within a short time. Consequently it is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 360000 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,990,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Realm - Nearctic
Land-mass type - continent
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Tympanuchus cupido. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/greater-prairie-chicken-tympanuchus-cupido on 01/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/12/2023.