Chukar partridge in Bacchus Marsh

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Subject: Chukar partridge in Bacchus Marsh
From: "Ross Macfarlane \(TPG\)" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 17:26:36 +1100

I was contacted by someone today with an unusual bird in his yard, somewhere around Bacchus Marsh. Long story short, he sent me 3 very beautiful clear photos which identified it as a Chukar partridge. I see there was once a release of these birds around Gulgong NSW but they aren’t believed to have established a population, so I presume this is an aviary escapee? Are there any records of it elsewhere in Victoria?



Ross Macfarlane

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