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Chukar


Chukar
: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
: Animals
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: 2006-11-10
: Birds
: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250
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: 2006-11-10 18:19
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Chukar
Alectoris chukar

Perdrix choukar (French)
Perdriz chukar (Spanish)

A native of southern Eurasia, the Chukar was introduced into the United States from Pakistan to be a game bird. It lives in arid, rocky terrain across the western United States and southern Canada.

Description
Small chicken-like bird. Short neck and tail. Grayish brown back and chest. Buffy belly. Bold black and chestnut barring on flanks. Black line through eye, down neck and onto chest. Throat white. Bill and legs red. Short, rounded wings.
Size: 34-38 cm (13-15 in)
Weight: 550-675 g (19.42-23.83 ounces)
Sex Differences
Sexes look alike, male slightly larger.

Sound
Call a series of "chuks."

Cool Facts
The Chukar varies slightly in color across its native range in Eurasia. In more humid areas they are darker and more tinged with olive-brown on the upperparts and are more warmly colored on the underparts, whereas birds in more arid areas tend to be grayer and paler, less brown on the upperparts and paler on the underparts.
The Chukar takes advantage of all water sources, from rivers and creeks, to springs and nearly stagnant seeps that hardly moisten the ground. They have been found getting water in mine shafts over 3 m (10 feet) below ground level, and sometimes they have been observed well back in mine tunnels where only faint light revealed the water.

This photo was taken at a Nature Center in Oakland.

Source

fthsm, jepc, gelor, ramthakur, vanderschelden, fartash, coasties has marked this note useful
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  • jepc Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 8] (132)
  • [2006-11-10 21:20]

Hi Manysee,
Excellent shot!Very sharp, and a special focus.
TFS,
Joo Eduardo

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-10 22:14]

Hello Manyee

Excellent colour and detail.The plumage is very beautiful.Well composed with very good POV and DOF.You always satisfy with a new and interesting subject daily.TFS

Rob

Nice capture Manyee. Looks like the ISO was high?
TFS!!
Liezel

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-11-11 4:35]

Bonjour Manyee,
Belle restitution du plumage de cette perdrix et bonne nettet. Beau travail ! Merci
Grard

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-11-11 4:58]

Flicitation pour cette belle prise,l'oiseau semble trs fch.Bravo pour les dtails et les belle couleurs.

merci!
joseph

Amazingly sharp, clear and colorful image of this pretty bird, Manyee. I know of a bird named "Chakor", found in the sub-Himalayan states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal in India.
This bird originating in Pakistan, most likely, is a close cousin of the bird I mention. The sound of the name also suggests some similarity.
Thanks for sharing the image and bye.
Ram

Hi Manyee,
Great image.
Often when birds are photographed with open beak; picture is unsharp or soft.
Here it's okay.
Good compo.
Well done
TFS
Annick

Hello Manyee
Perfect focusing and composition,
Very nice colors, Excellent.

Regards
Fartash

Very nice shot Manyee! I really like the close up on this beautiful bird. The detals and colors are very pleasing. :)

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-11-11 17:17]

This is one of the most difficult one to take its photo. Really shy and fearful. Nice to a detailed one. Also good notes.
TFS Manyee.

Hi Manyee

This guy looks like he has plenty to say! Nice quality shot with excellent low POV. Well done! TFS.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2006-11-12 13:34]

Absolutely perfect ina all its ways.
Regards Rose

Hi Manyee,

This is a very good, sharp photo, and I think the angle is interesting! Well done! I'm 15 years old and I would like to ask your permission: may I draw this picture for a wildlife art contest?

Regards and thanks,

Angelica

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