A pair of male Sharp-tailed Grouse display to attract females on communal dancing grounds, called leks. The male provides no parental care. A female may visit a lek up to 10 or more times, and she may sample two different leks.
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An article in the Endangered Species Bulletin July/August 2000 Vol. XXV No. 4, by Lisa Mandell explains how endangered Karner blue butterflies (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) in Wisconsin will be protected by the first comprehensive statewide...
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Aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis) inhabit desert grasslands and savannas of Latin America, and formerly inhabited desert grasslands and coastal prairies of Texas, New Mexico, and southeastern Arizona. The falcon ranges through most of South...
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors; BWTE) are the
second most abundant duck (family Anatidae)
species in North America and are widely distributed
(Rowher et al. 2002). Its breeding range stretches from the southern high-plains of New Mexico