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Attwater's Prairie Chicken booming mating dance (taxidermy version)

There are only 50 Attwater's Prairie Chickens left in the wild at this National Wildlife Refuge near Houston:


This is a stuffed version in the Visitor's Center display area. The bird has a very distinctive mating dance called "booming" that involves puffing out its red "cheeks," stamping its feet and making a whooshing sound that resembles blowing over an open bottle.


My Perceptive Travel blog post about visiting this NWR:

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Taken on May 8, 2009