Chukar in the snow

Chukar calling in the snowChukar calling in the snow – Nikon D200, f7.1, 1/2000, ISO 400, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

A simple image from a series of images I took last year of a Chukar calling on a rocky outcropping with a snowy mountain in the background. There is snow in the upcoming forecast and I’m looking forward to it, maybe I will have the opportunity to photograph more birds in the fluffy white stuff soon!


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. This is a fascinating bird. I read about it yesterday. It has Asian origin with a group naturalizing to the mountains in the 60’s….or maybe this is a different bird? Either way, this would be a treat to see out in the wild:)

  2. Neat bird and fantastic photo Mia. Love the background .

  3. I enjoyed the vibrant colors on this one.

  4. Wow, superb photograph of this very cool looking bird!

  5. very very nice, well done mia

    i invite you to see a choukar couple on a roof ;-)


  6. What a neat photo, Mia! We have “escaped” chukars up here – the state doesn’t consider them a naturally occurring bird. I’m cheering for snow, too! :-)

  7. It’s so beautiful, so close to you, brilliant photo Mia.

  8. Mia, absolutely fabulous..I painted a chukar on stone, and they are beautiful birds..great photo

  9. The quail in the front yard decided to pin this one up to the side of the feeder ;) Apparently a distant relative. Really nice image Mia.

  10. Awesome … love it!

  11. Wow, what a fantastic image Mia

  12. Wow! New bird to me. Fantastic shot, Mia!

  13. Beautiful image, Mia. I wish we had such birds down here. But I could do without the snow. :-)

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