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Mating Season Is Underway for Attwater Prairie Chickens. Just Don’t Call Them “Boomers.”

March 29, 2023 | By Pam LeBlanc

In a grassy field near Goliad dotted with cow patties, eight football-size birds waggle their tails, inflate mango-colored pouches on their necks, stamp their feet, and emit a forlorn “woo-woo-woo.”
These male Attwater prairie chickens (also spelled as Attwater’s prairie chicken) hope their flashy “booming” display will impress the hens.

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