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.

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    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)