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Lesser Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus



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

Authority: (Ridgway, 1873)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd+3bcd+4bcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable owing to a long-term and rapid population decline. Although most populations appear to have stabilized or increased since 1995, populations in north-east Texas and parts of Oklahoma have declined precipitously since 2005, and in south-east New Mexico since 2001. As the effects of drought and the increasing demand for both fossil fuel and renewable energy development (including wind and biofuels) continue to place remaining habitats at risk, the species is precautionarily retained as Vulnerable until positive trends have been sustained.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 237,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Tympanuchus pallidicinctus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.