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Title: Diets of greater prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands

Author: Rumble, Mark A.; Newell, Jay A.; Toepfer, John E.

Date: 1988

Source: In: Bjugstad, Ardell J., tech. coord. Prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands: September 18, 1987; Crookston, Minnesota. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-159. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 49-54

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Diets of greater prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grassland of North Dakota were examined. During the winter months agricultural crops (primarily corn) were the predominant food items. Green vegetation was consumed in greater quantities as spring progressed. Dandelion flowers and alfalfa/sweetclover were the major vegetative food items through the summer. Both juvenile and adults selected diets high in digestible protein obtained through consumption of arthropods and some plants.

Keywords: Tympanuchus cupido, feeding habits, foraging, protein, Sheyenne National Grassland, North Dakota

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Rumble, Mark A.; Newell, Jay A.; Toepfer, John E. 1988. Diets of greater prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands. In: Bjugstad, Ardell J., tech. coord. Prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands: September 18, 1987; Crookston, Minnesota. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-159. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 49-54

 


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