The Chukar is an introduced game bird from what is today Pakistan. (Remember, the Ring-Necked Pheasant is also introduced.) The implant has been so successful on the Western Slope that there is a hunting season. Introductions into Northeastern Colorado as of yet have been unsuccessful. It isn’t that they can’t live well here. They find plenty of food and the heat and cold is nothing to them. The problem is that without parenting they just can’t understand cats, foxes, coyotes, hawks and owls until it is too late. The chap below is three days old.
Handsome adults. These survived on their own through Winter but disappeared in the Spring.
They have a tame streak and like to investigate any openings.
Two for a quarter.