chukar (plural chukars)
- A species of partridge native to central Asia (Alectoris chukar).
1892, Ram Bramha Sanyal, A Hand-book of the Management of Animals in Captivity in Lower Bengal:
- The black partridge is very noisy during the spring, which corresponds with its breeding season, and calls loud and incessantly in the morning, at midday, and sometimes even at night; the painted partridge has a pleasant chirping note; the chukar is another noisy bird; its call-note is fully described by Hume.
1937, Monthly Bulletin of the Texas Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, Texas. Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission:
- The climate is dry and at the time the chukars hatch that Is In their favor.
2003, Layne Simpson, Shotguns & Shotgunning, page 92:
- I bagged this one on Michigan's upper peninsula. ruffed grouse to be more difficult to hit, but the chukar is the most difficult to get to. I have hunted chukar when they held tight to the point of a dog and the .410 was plenty of gun, but I have also hunted them when the 12-gauge was none too much.