Chukar Images, Facts and Information:
- Chukars are gray-brown chicken-like birds with short necks, red legs and bills with bold chestnut and black stripes on their flanks.
- Chukar are a game species introduced for sport. Chukars are native of southern Eurasia which includes Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
- Feral populations have become established in the United States in the Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, and high desert areas of California.
- Chukar habit includes arid mountain slopes with grasses, rocky hillsides, sagebrush steppes, deserts and plateaus with sparse grasses, they prefer hillsides with a slope of between 20 to 30 degrees.
- Chukars take advantage of all water sources including seeps, rivers, creeks and springs.
- The hens lay 10 to 21 eggs which take between 22 to 24 days to hatch.
- Chukars are not migratory but they do move between elevations are different times of the year.
- They are seed eaters.
- Common names for Chukars include Chukar Partridge, Indian chukar, chukker and keklik.
- During the non-breeding season they form coveys of 10 to 50 or more birds
- Chukars live about 3 years.
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