This is what the fuz is about

April 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Female greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska. The females walk around the lek to check out the males. The males do their best to impress the females. The females take their time selecting the "best" male. While there may be a dozen or a few dozen males at a lek, almost all the mating is done by just one or two males. So, the females know what they are looking for, and they are all looking for the same thing!

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