The Bird That Struts Its Stuff
The greater sage-grouse is a large bird that makes its living in sagebrush habitats across the western U.S. and Canada. Every year at this time, male sage-grouse perform a striking dance routine each morning at dawn. Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, breaks down the dance and describes challenges the birds face in Utah.
NPR’s continuing live coverage of events in Boston preempted the April 19th broadcast of Science Friday. The recorded April 19th program aired April 26th.
Jason Robinson is upland game coordinator at the Division of Wildlife Resources in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.