Re: FW: [canberrabirds] What Bird is This? Chukar

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Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] What Bird is This? Chukar
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:19:29 +0000

The attached link provides much of interest about Chukar.

There have been attempts to establish feral populations in Australia.

The individual reported below may not have been escapee but may have been part of an ill-advised acclimatization attempt.

Chukar are rated as a risk to native species as well as to agriculture.



On 8/26/2019 6:54 PM, Geoffrey Dabb wrote:

I take these to be serious questions.  Let us assume the bird has escaped from captivity.  The best way to arrive at an answer to each of the questions is for the record to be submitted to each repository.  That in turn raises the question: who can submit the record in each case?  Perhaps not Philip, on the basis of a second-hand chatline report.  Paul?  Well, does he absolutely trust the photographer friend? Is the friend interested in taking the matter further?


To explore just one of the suggested reporting avenues, I tried to bring up ‘Chukar Partridge’ in eBird. No such species is recognised.  You will have more luck with ‘Chukar’.   That species is certainly recorded beyond its natural range  -  in New Zealand and Hawaii for example.  Does it need to have been officially listed in those places?  Once again, best to just give it a go.  Personally. I would be inclined to wait for the appearance of a second Chukar, preferably not at the Pinnacle.


From: Philip Veerman m("","pveerman");"><>
Sent: Monday, 26 August 2019 6:03 PM
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Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] What Bird is This?


Next question is: can that Chukar Partridge go on the formal record? If not ebird or COG’s record, then on Canberra nature map….


From: Paul Fennell
Sent: Monday, 26 August, 2019 3:21 PM
To: Canberrabirds
Subject: [canberrabirds] What Bird is This?




A friend of mine says he photographed it at The Pinnacle.






Paul Fennell
Editor, COG Annual Bird Report


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