The chukar partridge is a small bird found throughout rocky, arid regions of the western United States. These birds are named for their raspy call, which sounds like “chuk-chuk-chuk.” They can be distinguished by their unique features, which include a plump torso, bright red bill, and black-and-white striped sides. Chukars are an omnivorous species, tending to feed on seeds, roots, fruits, grasses, and insects. The chukar is a ground-dwelling bird, meaning they prefer walking or running over flying, and they opt for building nests on the ground rather than in trees.
- Photos shown are examples; each specimen will vary slightly
- Average Skull Length 5.5cm (2.2in)
- Average Skull Width 2.5cm (1.0in)
- Average Skull Height 2cm (0.8in)