Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar:A relatively-widespread bird across the open, grassy, semi-arid regions of Eurasia, the Chukar inhabits high-altitude habitat extending to 4,000 m. in the Himalaya. Ironically, it also survives in some low-lying areas around the Dead Sea! The bird’s non-descript, grey-brown feathers are interspersed with striking black streaks along its wings, throat and cheeks. This helps camouflage the avian in the snowy expanse. The non-specialist feeder forages on the ground, a trait that helps it survive harsh winter months.
Status: Least Concern
Photo: Sabr Dri