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Merlin Bird ID

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    Chukar Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Chukars are chickenlike game birds with a plump body, short legs, and a small round head. In flight, the tail is square and the wings are broad and rounded.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a California Quail, smaller than a Ring-necked Pheasant.

      Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 13.4-15.0 in (34-38 cm)
        • Weight: 19.0-27.0 oz (538-765 g)
        • Wingspan: 20.1 in (51 cm)