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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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The chukar are just a bit larger that the quail and both are excellent table fare.
At age 72, I never thought I'd hunt chukars again, so it is amazing that it was a three-day chukar hunt in eastern Oregon that gave me the inspiration to rethink the Lucy-Jill-Alan relationship.
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The event took place at Ferris Creek, located on the Argenta grazing allotment just south of Crescent Valley, and focused on the construction of a jack-rail fence around an important riparian area which provides habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse, Mule deer, chukar and a myriad of other wildlife species.
He added that breeding of the Peacocks, Pheasants (Surkhab), Deer, Chukar Patridge, Alexandrine Parakeet (Speaker parrot) and some others was in progress in the district.
Functional healing was achieved in 12 pigeons (Columba livia domestica; mean healing time, 38 days) and 7 partridges (Alectoris chukar, mean healing time, 40 days).
In the arid West, chukar hunters slide down basalt chutes, scraping guns and knees, while grouse hunters across the nation head into the heavy foliage in search of that elusive flush.
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.
5 overs: (Aftab 44, Tanveer 23; Humayun Farooq 3-41, Waqas 2-32, Chukar 2-10) by 49 runs; Sindh XI 231 for 5: (Mohsin 91, Munawar 95) lost to MB Stars 232 for 4 off 19 overs: (Mahmood 60, Moazzam Virk 71, Ateeq Mansha 66 not out; Munawar 2-38) by 6 wickets.
I've used it off and on over the years at "turkey shoot" events, or over dogs on planted quail and chukar.
He hunts deer, turkey, woodcock, pheasant and sometimes even chukar.