Gardening for Wildlife forum: Help! Mystery Bird! What Is It?

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 4, 2013 9:20 PM CST
DH and saw this bird in our yard all day (and evening) today. This is the first time we have ever seen it. She was in the yard eating some birdseed (I had scattered) and was mostly hanging out. We have a 'wooded meadow' yard next to us. We live in a sub division.

We want to know exactly what it is and all the info regarding it.

Can you help?

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Bonehead
May 4, 2013 10:22 PM CST
No clue, but very cool looking bird. I'm sure with that distinctive marking, someone in your area will ID it.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 4, 2013 11:16 PM CST
Marilyn, it is a Chukar, locally common, and described as a large European Partridge, sexes are similar. You got some good shots of it. Hurray!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 4, 2013 11:36 PM CST
Margaret

I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up

Thank you so very much!!!

We're wondering what is doing over here in northern KY? Confused

Do you have them there? How did you know what it was?

It is out of its range, for sure! http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chukar/id
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Horntoad
May 4, 2013 11:46 PM CST
I have found a lot of references about Chukar hunting in Kentucky, so I would assume they have been released there for that purpose.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 4, 2013 11:53 PM CST
Thanks Jay! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

I feel bad about that sweet bird getting hunted. Blinking Thumbs down Sad

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 5, 2013 9:06 AM CST
Marilyn, I am an avid bird watcher as you probably know by now, Green Grin! so right away I could place it as a quail type bird, went to that section of my bird field guide and there it was. Hurray! I have never seen one but it looks like it could be in areas around here according to the map shown in the guide.
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flaflwrgrl
May 5, 2013 11:55 AM CST
Wonderful photos Marilyn! Thumbs up
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May 5, 2013 2:33 PM CST
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 5, 2013 5:38 PM CST
Thanks! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

I had to have the camera on the longest zoom to get those pics. Bird was very skittish.

Did a google search on it and there is a hunting place the Chukar not too far from where we live. Blinking I don't want these sweet birds hunted. Crying

We haven't seen it all day or evening here. Sad

I didn't get around to checking my bird books yesterday to figure what it was, before Margaret id it. DH and I figured it was a 'quail' type of bird. Thumbs up
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Newyorkrita
May 5, 2013 6:21 PM CST
Wow, what an interesting bird to have in your garden. Great pictures of it too.
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Horntoad
May 5, 2013 6:24 PM CST
mcash70 said:Marilyn, I am an avid bird watcher as you probably know by now, Green Grin! so right away I could place it as a quail type bird, went to that section of my bird field guide and there it was. Hurray! I have never seen one but it looks like it could be in areas around here according to the map shown in the guide.


The first thing I thought was quail, so I started googling quail, but couldn't find on to match.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 5, 2013 9:49 PM CST
Thanks Rita! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

The place nearest to DH and I is in Burlington, KY and it is between 5 - 10 miles from us.

We were rainy all day, so I don't know if that was kept the bird from showing up or not. It just hung out in our yard all day/evening yesterday, so we were hoping it would be here today.

Really sad this bird is hunted. Sad Thumbs down Blinking Crying
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