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Attwater's Greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri)

Federal Register | Recovery | Critical Habitat | Conservation Plans | Petitions | Life History

Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Attwater's prairie chicken is a small, brown bird about 17 inches long, with short, rounded, dark tail. Males have large orange air sacs on the sides of their necks. During mating season, males make a "booming" sound, amplified by inflating the air sacs on their necks, that can be heard 1/2 mile away.

 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/11/1967 Southwest Region (Region 2) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
11/19/2007 72 FR 65058 65059 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri)
03/11/1967 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967
04/26/2010 75 FR 21649 21650 Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) Recovery Plan, Second Revision
04/23/2007 72 FR 20134 20136 5-Year Reviews of 24 Southwestern Species

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
04/26/2010 Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) Recovery Plan, Second Revision View Implementation Progress Final Revision 2
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/26/2010 75 FR 21649 21650 Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) Recovery Plan, Second Revision
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
11/19/2007 72 FR 65058 65059 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri)
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
04/23/2007 72 FR 20134 20136 5-Year Reviews of 24 Southwestern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
04/28/2010 Attwater's prairie chicken 5-year review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Attwater's Greater prairie-chicken, Entire.

» Conservation Plans

Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more)
SHA Plan Summaries
Coastal Prairie Coalition (GLCI) Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative
Gulf Coast Prairies (aka Coastal Prairie Conservation Initiative [CLCI])

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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