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Chukar Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite:  Chukar are an introduced species in North America, including in South Dakota where several introduction attempts have been made. It's unclear as to whether of those introductions have been successful, but it's thought that they have not been. Thus, sightings in South Dakota are generally considered escapees from captive populations, or birds released for hunting.  The photos below are the only time I've seen a Chukar in South Dakota, on the outskirts of Sioux Falls in October of 2006.

Chukar - Alectoris chukar

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Chukar 1

October 7th, 2006

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Chukar 2

October 7th, 2006

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Chukar 3

October 7th, 2006

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Chukar


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