Length: 10-12 Weight: 0.5 lbs
Grayish red overall with white and black barred sides, white face and neck, black eye line extending into necklace, and red bill and legs.
Native to Eurasia and introduced to North America as a game bird. Resident of the Great Basin, with scattered populations elsewhere.
Native to arid climates, Chukar are excellent at finding water sources; they have even been discovered using water in mine tunnels.
In Indian mythology, Chukar have been used as symbols of love, and were said to be enamored with the moon.
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