Native to Asia, Chukar prefers the habitat of open and rocky hillsides with grass. It feeds on a variety of seeds and small insects. Prominent eyeliner, along with white and black strips on the sides of the head and neck, is the beauty of Chukar. It daily takes a dust bath to maintain its beauty of feathers. Like a mountain goat, the fastest flight usually saves Chukar from hunters.
Breeding of Chukar and red-legged partridge is banned in the UK as it produces captive-bred hybrids, causing a threat to wild species. Weather changes during their breeding season are a threat to the species rather than a loss of habitat or hunting. Mycoplasma or outbreak of diseases like erysipelas can infect birds in captivity.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No