Sage-Grouse Display Lekking Behavior

Clip: Season 33 Episode 16

In the springtime, male greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) gather in groups, called leks, to compete for females. Males guard a territory a few meters in size (on average) and try to attract a mate by ruffling feathers and making a distinctive noise produced by air sacks in the chest.

Aired: 05/19/15

Rating: NR

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