Chukar Alectoris chukar

A species of south-east Europe and the Middle East but released birds have been found in many other areas. Chukars were regularly released into the British countryside where they hybridised readily with Red-legged Partridges but it became illegal to release them in the mid 90s. Although hybrids continued to be recorded for a few years they are now relatively unlikely to be encountered in the UK.

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Chukars, Demirkazık (Turkey), 18th May 2010