Tetraonidae

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ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE, QC.CA Saskatchewan's provincial bird the Sharp-tailed Grouse can congregate in large groups to practice their breeding rituals. Leks of about fifty individuals can sometimes be observed in the grasslands. On another note, did you know that grasslands are the most endangered ecosystem on the planet? In North America, only 1% of tall grass prairies and 20-30% of mixed grass and short grass prairies remains mainly because of modern agriculture. ©André Bhérer