Definition of Tympanuchus cupido
1. Noun. The most common variety of prairie chicken.
Generic synonyms: Prairie Chicken, Prairie Fowl, Prairie Grouse
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tympanuchus Cupido
Literary usage of Tympanuchus cupido
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1895)
"DIST.— Coast region of Louisiana and Texas. 306. Tympanuchus cupido (LINN.). Heath Hen. Tetrao cupido LINN. SN ed. 10, I. 1758, 160. Tympanuchus cupido ..."
2. Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark: 194 Essays from the Pages of by Robert A. Saindon (2003)
"... rie-chicken, Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus, Brewster 1885. Abird of Atlantic sea board range, extinct since 1932, used here for size comparison. ..."
3. Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark V-2 of 3 by Robert A. Saindon (2003)
"Subspecific with greater prairie-chicken, Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus, Brewster 1885. A bird of Atlantic sea board range, extinct since 1932, used here for ..."
4. Color Key to North American Birds: With Bibliographical Appendix by Frank Michler Chapman, Chester Albert Reed (1912)
"Heath Hen (Tympanuchus cupido). Similar to No. 305, but smaller; scapulars more broadly tipped with buff; neck-tuft of less than ten feathers; ..."