Chukar

Other Names: Chukar Partridge 

Distribution: throughout central Eurasia and parts of the Middle East; introduced to North America.

Description:

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.

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Chukar

Chukar

Bill Shape
curved
thick billed
Regions
arizona
british columbia
california
colorado
hawaii
idaho
montana
nevada
oregon
saskatchewan
south dakota
utah
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
head
round
streaks
Sounds
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
north in winter
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
mountains
fields
Deserts
Forests
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
rust
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
medium
small
Order
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species