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The name “partridge” has come to be used
for various medium-sized, stout-bodied species across the Old
World (this includes Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe).
There are ninety-two different species of partridges in
eighteen different genera all over the world.
or more commonly known as just ‘Chukar’ partridges, are small,
attractive birds used for release for hunting or for show.
This species is also the national bird of Pakistan.
They got their name from the sound of their call, “choo-kar.”
partridges are considered “handsome” birds.
They are medium-sized birds that are plumper than a
quail, but smaller than a pheasant.
Both their feet and legs don’t have any feathers, and in
the chukar, they are red.
They weigh one to two pounds.
Chukars are easy to identify by their prominent face
pattern and barred flanks.
This is considered “bib and tucker with striped
waistcoat.” The black stripe over its eye traces down the neck and meets beneath the throat, forming the ‘bib.’
Both the male and female chukars have the same
distinguishing markings, so it is extremely difficult to tell