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18719Re: [CVBirds] Chukar sighted in the American River parkway

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  • Steve Hampton
    Jun 10, 2014
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      Chukar are often released by local hunt clubs to shoot and some get away.  That's likely the case with this bird. 

      On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM, stephen.a.fischer@... [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      Why cycling on the American River parkway bike trail I observed a Chukar just off the trail in the shade of a live oak tree today around 6:30am. I verified the distinctive pattern and shape at home with my Sibley's guide. I have seen these birds before, but only in southwest Utah. It has been very hot here in Sacramento (~105 F) the last few days. Perhaps conditions have been more conducive for the Chukar?

      The bird was seen east of the upper sunrise parking area about 1/2 mile, or just north on the trail where the more westerly Gold River neighborhood trail connects to the parkway.  Coordinates are: 38.635146, -121.250893

      Stephen Fischer
      Gold River

      Steve Hampton
      Davis, CA
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