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Chukar and Carlisle, PA

This morning there was a chukar in our lawn eating bird seed. We took a few pictures - it was not frightened at all. It is March 30, 2004 and very cold outside 30 degrees F. Is this unusual? And how would it have gotten here?

Birding Expert - George H. Harrison

Chukars are not native birds, but are common throughout the US because they have been raised and/or imported for release on game farms are shooting preserves. They escape from these confined grounds, and in some parts of the country are breeding and doing well. I'm sure that you are near such a preserve in Carlisle.

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