Grasslands Animals
G r e a t e r P r a i r i e C h i c k e n

This rare bird was once found over a large part of North America. Male and female birds look alike, but females have barred tail feathers and smaller neck sacs. Prairie chickens eat plants, such as leaves, fruit and grain. In the summer, they catch insects and grasshoppers. Male birds inflate their orange neck feathers when they see a female they like. They give booming calls and stamp their feet, too.