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A Eurasian partridge (Alectoris chukar) with grayish-brown plumage and red legs and bill, introduced into western North America as a game bird.

[Hindi cakor, from Sanskrit cakoraḥ.]


(Animals) a common Indian partridge, Alectoris chukar (or graeca), having red legs and bill and a black-barred sandy plumage
[from Hindi cakor, from Sanskrit cakora, probably of imitative origin]



a gray Eurasian partridge, Alectoris chukar, established in W North America.
[< Hindi cakor; compare Skt cakora]
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Repair of tibiotarsal rotation in 7 chukar partridges (Alectoris chukar) and 12 domestic pigeons (Columba livia domestica) with type-2 external skeletal fixator intramedullary pin tie-in.
The Chukor or Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) is a game bird of family Phasianidae.
The area is inhabited by various protected animals such as the goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa), lynx (Lynx lynx), wolf (Canis lupus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar).
Cyprus is also important for European Roller Coracias garrulus, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus, Chukar Alectoris chukar and Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus, the latter representing more than one third of the European population.
2002), and northern bobwhite and chukar Alectoris chukar chicks (Dreitz et al.
Prey species diversity was relatively high among birds compared to mammals, with Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar), tetraonids, Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus), and corvids most abundant.
Anatomical and histological structure of the tongue and histochemical characteristics of the lingual salivary glands in the Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar, Gray 1830).
According to Blumstein (1995) globally important birds like Snow Partridge (Lerwa lerwa), Himalayan Snow Cock (Tetraogallus himalayensis), Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar), Snow Pigeon (Columbia leuconota), Pintail (Anas acuta), Common Teal (Anas crecca) and many others are found in the different areas of Gilgit-Baltistan.The Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) is the largest Protected Area of Pakistan spanning over 10,000 km2 containing 230 villages within its buffer zone covering more than 7000 km2 (Anonymous, 2007).
Fauna of the study area has affinities to Palearctic region and major species include; Snow leopard (Uncia uncia), Black bear (Ursus thibetanus), Himalayan lynx (Lynx lynx), Grey wolf (Canus lupus), Asiatic jackal (Canus aureus), Markhor (Capra falconeri), Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica), Cape hare (Lepus capensis), Snow cock (Tetraogallous himalayensis) and Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar) (GoNWFP, 2006; Din and Nawaz, 2010).
Four birds, a falcon (Falconidae falco), chikore [Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar)] and two parrots (Phaethontidae psittaciformes) were presented with trauma history and inability to fly.