Chukar

Alectoris chukar

ML62084291


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Michael Morris
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Revelstoke--Airport Marsh and Machete Island
Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 50.969, -118.1924 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

Don Manson photo

Observation details

This bird spent the entire winter in a residential neighborhood in Revelstoke, sheltering under backyard decks, foraging under bird feeders, and putting the run on domestic cats. It departed in spring not to be seen again. A partridge-like bird with a sharp black line running through a red eye and matching bill colour. The legs were also vivid red with long red talons and it ran from protected site to protected site with a leg extended forward gait that covered ground quickly. It left obvious long-toed tracks tracks in the snow. It preferred to run than fly.

Technical Information

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Dimensions
256 x 170

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