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Alectoris chukar (Chukar partridge) 

Asiatiese patrys [Afrikaans]; Aziatische steenpatrijs [Dutch]; Perdrix choukar [French]; Chukar steinhuhn [German]; Perdiz-chucar [Portuguese]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Tetrapoda (four-legged vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Reptilia (reptiles) > Romeriida > Diapsida > Archosauromorpha > Archosauria > Dinosauria (dinosaurs) > Saurischia > Theropoda (bipedal predatory dinosaurs) > Coelurosauria > Maniraptora > Aves (birds) > Order: Galliformes > Family: Phasianidae

This species has become naturalised on Robben Island (off Cape Town). The population on Robben Island originates from six birds that were confiscated by customs officers and released on the island in 1964. The Chukar partridge is native to southern Europe through to central Asia and China. 

Alectoris chukar (Chukar partridge)   

Chukar Partridge, Robben Island, South Africa. [photo Trevor Hardaker ]

 
 

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Recorded by Phil hollim, [ Transvaal Museum]