Twilight stars glisten in a total moonless sky, before mornings rays explode casting vibrant pinks and oranges star bursting the darkness as morning traverses rugged peaks protruding vertically from earth creating the Continental Divide. Greater sage-grouse are one of 350 species uniquely adapted to the sagebrush steppe. Because of their high dependence on a certain habitat type, Greater Sage-Grouse are vulnerable to habitat degradation due to agriculture practices, pesticides and disturbance by humans, particularly during lekking and nesting seasons. Reflecting off frozen lakes and … Greater Sage-Grouse return to the same leks year after year, like salmon returning to their spawning grounds. The colour of the breast it is exposing looks exactly like the breast of a ruffed grouse looks like after you clean one. The lekking behavior of the Greater Sage-Grouse is spectacular. As with other sagebrush obligates, sage-grouse populations have declined in response to habitat loss and degradation ( … A lek is a traditional breeding ground and behavior; the name is derived from the Swedish word for "play." Today they live from Wyoming to Oregon, from southern Canada to southern Utah. Displaying dance of Greater Sage Grouse - video dailymotion Understanding the mating behaviors of the Greater sage-grouse is therefore of particular interest to conservationists, who might use this information to curb the animal's disappearance. Wow I am more impressed on how they are able to expose raw breast material without it hurting the fuck out of them. Males perform what is called a “Strutting Display” during which they dance and call vigorously. Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus; hereafter sage-grouse) are sagebrush obligates that use this ecosystem throughout all phases of their life cycle. Their dance.