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Sage-grouse & West Nile virus in Alberta

Description

The greater sage-grouse is one of the most marvelous animals on the short-grass prairie. Each spring, males gather on open clay pans and do their dance of love. They joust for the preferred territory at the centre of the dancing ground (or lek), and then make complete fools of themselves. The males stand on their tiptoes, flex their tail and wings, puff up their chest and inflate the bright yellow air sacs on their throat. They let the air out with a resounding GALUMP which echoes across the prairie and apparently is an irresistible love call to the secretive females. Most of the activity starts in the wee hours of the morning and ends an hour or so after sunrise.

Tags
West Nile virus birds sage grouse

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Wildlife Info Bulletin

Alternative Title

Wildlife Info Bulletin #1

Extent

1 page

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Subject (LCSH)

Sage grouse--Alberta.

Subject (LCSH)

West Nile virus--Alberta.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2004-04-01

Date Added

2016-03-17T20:57:50.050391

Date Modified

2004-04-01

Date Issued

2004-04-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778535738

ISBN (print)

077853572X

ISSN (online)

1710-8314

ISSN (print)

1710-8306

NEOS catalogue key

2910534

Local Identifier

I/164

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks