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Bird of the Week: Chukar

By February 16, 2012

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This week's featured bird is an unmistakable game bird in North America - the chukar has no very identical cousins on this continent, but there are several very similar species in Europe and Asia, where these imported birds are originally native. Their boldly marked plumage and bright red bills distinguish them from many other game birds, as does their preference for relatively dry and seemingly inhospitable habitats.

Is the chukar on your life list, or are you still hoping to add it? Share your experiences in the comments!

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