947. Caccabis chucar

947. Chukar Partridge.
CACCABIS CHUCAR.
Caccabis chucar (Gray), Ill. Ind. Zool. i. p. 54 (1830-32) ; (Gould), Cent. B. Himal, pl. 71 (1832) ; Dresser, vii. p. 97, pl. 470, fig. 2 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 395 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 113 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 131 ; C. pallescens, arenarius and pallidus, Hume, Lah. to Yark. pp. 283, 284 (1873).
Kurotschka, Russ. ; Kabk, Persian ; Chukar, Hindu.
Male ad, (Rhodes). Differs from C. saxatilis in having the upper parts paler, more rufous and less grey in tinge, the auriculars marked with rufous, the chin and throat yellowish buff and not white, and the lores buffy white and not black. Culmen 1.0, wing 6.4, tail 3.8, tarsus 1.85 inch.
Hab. South-eastern Europe ; the Ionian Islands ; Palestine ; Asia Minor and Central Asia, east to Turkestan, Mongolia, Tibet, and China, south to the Punjab in India.
Frequents similar localities to G. saxatilis, which it closely resembles in habits, but in India it is found on open hillsides, amongst bushes and grass, and in cultivated fields. It breeds from April to August, its eggs being somewhat similar to those of C. saxatilis, but the spots are more rufous and as a rule somewhat larger. In size they vary from 1.50 by 1.17 to 1.62 by 1.22.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
947. Caccabis chucar
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
947
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
678
Common name: 
Chukar Partridge
M_ID: 
1135
M_CN: 
Chukar Partridge
M_SN: 
Alectoris chukar
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10152

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