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  • n. Plural form of lek.

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Examples

  • The plan stipulates sage grouse breeding areas, also know as leks, would be protected with

    craigdailypress.com stories

  • • Implements a. 6-mile protective zone surrounding sage grouse breeding areas, also know as leks, that would protect them from oil and gas developments.

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  • Several breeding areas for prairie chickens, called leks or "booming" grounds, are located on 4,000-acre Dunn Ranch preserve, which contains the largest expanse of unplowed prairie in northern Missouri.

    The Nature Conservancy

  • Partnered with others or by themselves, they'll be required about once a week to creep near sage-grouse breeding grounds - known as leks - during the dawn hours, count the number of males at each and then log it with the department.

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  • Several breeding areas for prairie chickens, called leks or "booming" grounds, are located on Dunn Ranch.

    Media Newswire

  • The judge stated it was "unreasonable" for the government to claim it couldn't identify breeding grounds, known as leks, when knowledge of their locations was "notorious."

    The Conscious Earth

  • The polygamous males perform for the inspection of prospective mates on "leks" , communal display grounds, making an eerie hollow hooting sound and erecting plumes and tails until they look like dancing plains warriors.

    Bad news for the Sage Grouse

  • The grouse have been cooperating so far this spring, staying on the leks (Oh, Melissa, that's pronounced "leks", rhymes with "necks".) well into the morning, but that ain't gonna last.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Ghost moths are unusual in engaging in communal courtship displays at dusk, drawn together in "leks" of a dozen or more by emitting come-hither scents that are said to be reminiscent of the aroma of goats.

    Country diary: Blanchland, Northumberland-Durham border

  • Or is it "DAY-leks", but I'm just hearing the British accent coming through...

    Doctor Who Week: Day 2

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  • A plural of lek, a monetary unit of Albania.

    June 28, 2010