Lesser Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus

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

Authority: (Ridgway, 1873)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3bc

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable owing to a long-term and rapid population decline. Most populations appear to have stabilized or increased since 1995, but 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. Therefore, the species is precautionarily retained as Vulnerable, because of potential future declines, although if these do not materialise the species will warrant downlisting to a lower threat category.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 237,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Tympanuchus pallidicinctus. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.