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Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar


Category E

Native Range

Asia. Turkey eastwards to Mongolia and eastern China

British Occurence

A species that was released for game shooting until it became illegal in 1993, and perhaps it still continues to some extent though the species is probably in decline in Britain. Birds were being sold on in 2017 (£50/pair) so occasional birds are still likely to escape.

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