S33 Ep13: Sage-Grouse Display Lekking Behavior

Aired: 5/19/2015 | | Clip
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.