Lesser prairie-chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken is very similar to the Greater Prairie-Chicken but males have a pinkish, not yellow, neck patch. The overall plumage of the Lesser is paler and less heavily barred. The Lesser Prairie-Chicken prefers drier habitats. Sharp-tailed Grouse is similar but has a white, pointed tail and spotted, not barred, underparts.