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#10841547 - 05/13/15 01:48 PM What kind of bird is this?
Skippy Offline
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I saw this bird in a park in University Park. It's definitely not one of the regulars at this park (or anywhere in Dallas, as far as I know). It definitely preferred walking/running to flying much like a quail. It walked all over a grass field and pecked at the ground like a chicken. This was as close as I could get to it.


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#10841687 - 05/13/15 02:36 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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Looks Quailish to me. Not sure exactly.
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#10841697 - 05/13/15 02:40 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Madfrog]
Skippy Offline
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It was definitely "quailish", but considerably bigger with different markings.

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#10841762 - 05/13/15 03:03 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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Looks like a chukar
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#10841937 - 05/13/15 04:00 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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that is a chukar i believe , must have escaped from someones yard!
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#10842137 - 05/13/15 05:22 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
Skippy Offline
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That looks like what I saw. What you can't really see in my picture is that it has a bright orange beak and feet.

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#10842148 - 05/13/15 05:27 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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After researching it online, that's definitely the bird I saw. What in the hell is it doing in University Park? It's native to Pakistan. Evidently, it's been introduced here as a game bird but I can't imagine UP would be a good place to introduce a game bird.

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#10842232 - 05/13/15 06:02 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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Looks like a bob white
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#10842652 - 05/13/15 08:35 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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That is definitely a 'Bob White' Quail. They are native to Texas, predominately West Texas region. Probably one that got away from a 'cage' hunt like several of them do in this part of the world.
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#10849604 - 05/16/15 08:49 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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Originally Posted By: Skippy
After researching it online, that's definitely the bird I saw. What in the hell is it doing in University Park? It's native to Pakistan. Evidently, it's been introduced here as a game bird but I can't imagine UP would be a good place to introduce a game bird.


Someone probably keeps chukars in their backyard in pens near you and it's an escapee.
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#10849608 - 05/16/15 08:50 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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Bob white? I think not..
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#10849803 - 05/16/15 10:12 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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Looks like a young Chukar or a cross-breed to me. Bobwhite's dark head bar is usually level from the eye to the beak (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Bobwhite/id), and the Chukar's head bar runs just above the beak (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chukar/id). And I didn't noticed any banding on the wings, but that may not be prevalent on an juvenile bird.

Used to hunt Chukar on the breaks of the Snake River in Washington State. Mighty tasty and a hard target on the wing.

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#10849972 - 05/17/15 12:16 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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Chukar for sure. Good eating too.

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#10850102 - 05/17/15 07:17 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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Sort of looks like a Chukar partridge, but I don't see the pronounced stripes on the wings, since Bob White's are way more prevalent, that;s probably what it is...just my opinion

Here is more info.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chukar_partridge


Edited by Oddball (05/17/15 07:22 AM)

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#10850599 - 05/17/15 12:24 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Skippy]
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