Male Greater Sage Grouse perform their mating ritual on a lake near Walden, Colorado, in April 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Male Greater Sage Grouse perform their mating ritual on a lake near Walden, Colorado, in April 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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