Chukar Alectoris chukar
- Length: 10 inches
- Sexes similar
- Stocky, ground-dwelling quail with short, rounded wings
- Short, thick, red bill
- Red eye ring
- Black band above bill, through the eye and across upper neck
- Buff face and throat enclosed by black necklace
- Blue-gray crown, nape, breast and back, with a brownish suffusion on the
- White belly
- Black bars on pale flanks
- Rufous outer tail feathers visible in flight
- Red legs and feet
- Immatures similar to adults
Gray Partridge has a rusty face without a black
necklace, a duller bill and reddish bars on the flanks.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds
of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Above information used courtesy of
United States Geological Survey.