Other Names: Chukar Partridge
Distribution: throughout central Eurasia and parts of the Middle East; introduced to North America.
Size: 32-35 cm in length with a 47-52 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Both sexes have a light brown back and wings, off-white underside, and gray-tinged cap, breast, and rump. The white cheek and throat are framed by a broad black band. They have bold chestnut and black diagonal striping on the flanks and bright rufous outer tail feathers. The bill and legs are orange-red and the eyes are black with red eyerings.