Greater Sage-grouse battling on a lek near Bryce Canyon National Park
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Not far from Bryce Canyon Airport is a Greater Sage-grouse lekking ground where it is possible to witness displays by the males and, occasionally, a pair of them engage in a territorial battle. If a male wanders to close to an area staked out by another male, feathers do fly as they smack either other around with their wings. In this particular encounter the bird on the left was the loser.