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[chuh-kahr] /tʃʌˈkɑr/
a partridge, Alectoris chukar, of Asia and the Near East, introduced into North America as a game bird.
Also called chukar partridge.
Origin of chukar
< Hindi cakor < Sanskrit cakora Unabridged
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  • Ruddy-cheeked and plaid-clad, he could as easily be out here hunting chukar or mending downed fences.
  • Hunters are known to pursue chukar over steep rocky terrain for long distances.
  • Most chukar habitat occurs on public lands and is affected mostly by weather, livestock grazing, or wildfire.
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  • Search for a combination hunts such as deer and chukar hunts using archery equipment and a shotgun.
  • Hunting for deer, antelope, bighorn and chukar is popular in the area.
British Dictionary definitions for chukar


a common Indian partridge, Alectoris chukar (or graeca), having red legs and bill and a black-barred sandy plumage
Word Origin
from Hindi cakor, from Sanskrit cakora, probably of imitative origin
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