This Prairie Chicken is captured in his full mating display "booming" to try to attract a mate. His air sacks are inflated and he is about to snap his tail. The prairie chicken population has reduced significantly over the last few decades. As a result, we rarely get taxidermy mounts. The taxidermy on this mount is very good. This piece has earned our taxidermy quality rating of Excellent and would make a great addition to any room featuring North American mounts or an upland game bird collection.
About the Prairie Chicken
Scientific Name: Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
The lesser prairie chicken is a species in the grouse family. It is a medium to large bird, striped white and brown, slightly smaller and paler than its near relative the greater prairie chicken. Adults range from 15.0-16.1 in in length and 22.1-28.7 oz in weight.