Chukar

Species .\/rt-fons chukar

distribution black juvenile 'necklace"

Plumage Sc;xcs aHkc

Migration Non_m¡Krant

Camouflaged by soft colors, this shy partridge inhabits barren mountainsides, grassy slopes, and arid valleys. The name is derived from its call. In winter, Chukars form coveys (social groups) of five to 40 birds, feeding on seeds, shoots, and insects.

• NEST A shallow hollow scraped with the feet and shaped by body pressure, lined with grass, in an open situation among grass.

• Distribution

From S. Europe to China. Introduced in W. Norrh America and elsewhere.

distribution chestnut ear patch h,¡re. scarlet patch around the eye black juvenile 'necklace"

Plumage Sc;xcs aHkc

Migration Non_m¡Krant

Family pHASIANIDAF.

Species Franco/inus francolinas

chestnut nape patch distribution finely barred back

Black Francolín

Noticeable for the male's rich mixture of black, brown, chestnut, and white, this bird can also be detected by the harsh, far-carrying call note of both sexes. The Black Francolín is a type of partridge that occurs both in lowlands and at altitudes of up to 5,250 ft (1,600 m) in the mountains. It is popular with hunters and shooters as a gamebird. Its diet consists of the seeds, shoots, and buds of plants, supplemented with insects, spotted worms, and other invertebrates, flank

• Nest A hollow in the streaked wing ground, lined with grass, beneath a bush.

• Distribution s. Eurasia, from Cyprus and Turkey east to Pakistan and N. India.

• remark Its past range extended west as far as Spain. Female chestnut nape patch distribution finely barred back

Plumage Sexcs ditTcr

Habitat jJ-

Migration Non.m¡Rrant

Family PhasiaNIDAK

Species ¡•rumohnus afer

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