Chukar in Racine County Wisconsin on September 26, 2019

The Chukar, a Eurasian species introduced here in the US is considered a released game bird here in Wisconsin. I found this adult feeding along a roadside in Racine County this morning eating seeds. It put on a nice show eating seeds as I watched it at a distance. I am posting this as some birders have never seen one so it is for educational purposes I would say. It was a gorgeous fall like morning with sunny skies, temps around 60 and very little wind. Images were taken on September 26, 2019.

The Chukar as I found it…

The close-up, a beautiful bird…

Here the Chukar is finding seeds and eating them…

Eating seeds…

Getting that seed!

Just looking…

Looking for seeds, it is what they eat…

Looking for seeds and getting some…

Those colors!

Looking pretty!

Just looking around…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

5 Responses to Chukar in Racine County Wisconsin on September 26, 2019

  1. K Damro says:

    Nice shots, I saw a pair of these when hiking Mt Haleakala on Maui HI last year. They were very trusting as I was only a few feet from them. Never thought I’d see the day when they live in WI.

  2. B. Perna says:

    Your photos are superb as usual. Publish a guidebook! Photographs are more useful to me than drawings.

  3. Thomas Wood says:

    Very colorful and detailed close-ups, Jim. Recent posts are indicating that the bird is apparently doing well in the state, so maybe in the future you will be able to add this to your state list.
    I’ve seen these before, but have never seen all the details your wonderful photos capture.

  4. Bekah Pellegrino says:

    He was on my front porch on 21st street at 5pm when I got home! Great shots! He was a brave one, too!

  5. Nan Wisherd says:

    I’d love to see them more widespread through Wisconsin. Nice shots, Jim!

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