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Chukar

Near Capitol Gorge, Capitol Reef National Park. We've visited Capitol Reef National Park several times, but this was our first time sighting these members of the Partridge family. A native of southern Eurasia, the Chukar was introduced into the United States in the late 1800's from Pakistan to be a game bird. It lives in arid, rocky terrain across the western United States and southern Canada.

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Taken on April 20, 2014