Chukar – 7/24/23

Observer: Wayne Gelfman

Observation Date: 7/24/23

Observation Time: around 6:00 a.m.

Observation Location: near Sharon Community Center

Common Name: Chukar

Scientific Name: Alectoris chukar

Comments: Chukars were introduced to the United States from Pakistan in 1893. Between 1931 and 1970, additional introductions in the western U.S. helped establish wild populations in 10 western states (California, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming) and in British Columbia, Canada. Now they are common in the western United States and British Columbia.

So what’s this one doing in Sharon? Was it released from captivity?

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