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Chukar in Weeds by Todd DixonChukars do not migrate during the winter months like Canadian geese, mallards, or most other birds.  Instead, they do altitudinal migration.  This means that they move up and down in elevation based on snow and storms.  They also utilize their surroundings' shadows as a way of escaping possible predators.  Chukars are strong flyers, but, unless they are being attacked from above, their escape mechanism of choice is running.  They have been known to easily out run hunters.


Here is a video of a chukar running.  Though it is not as an escape, you can still see it in action.