A lek is the name of an area where animals gather for competitive courtship displays to attract mates.
Sage grouse males strut and fan their spiky tails, occasionally battling each other with their wings, while females watch the dance from the sidelines.
After mating at the lek, the hen flies off to make a nest on the ground in the surrounding sagebrush.
Lekking season for sage grouse is February through April, depending on weather conditions and where the birds are on the range.
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