2018—Just a Little Out of Step

Life isn’t always easy especially when you’re just a little out of step with the rest of your world.   And, when you’re a hybrid Sharp-tailed Grouse/Greater Prairie Chicken, life on the lek can be awkward.  The bird on the right is a hybrid of the two species.  It’s been around a while.  We saw it last year, too.  It hatched with the grouse so it identifies with the grouse but it has much of the appearance of a prairie chicken.  I posted a photograph of this bird a few days ago here facing off with the same purebred grouse, if you will.

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