Date: 9/1/17 7:53 am From: Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...> Subject: Re: Chukar sighting
That's almost certainly an escape from a regulated shooting preserve or game farm, where they're commonly stocked. Could even have escaped from a backyard enthusiast, but it's certainly not a wild bird.
Schuylkill Haven, PA
On Sep 1, 2017, at 10:40 AM, <saukia...> wrote:
> Last evening we saw a chukar in our neighborhood in the South Hills.
> It was instantly recognizable, and the first time we'd ever seen and heard one.
> Is it common for these game birds to come through our area?
> Is it possible that there are facilities breeding these birds nearby?
> Natalie Arroyo
> Allegheny County