A beautiful bird, the Chukar. Not a native bird as I had thought, but an import years ago from the Eurasian continent. It has established itself well in the scrub lands of the Great Basin in western U.S. And also, in my backyard this year. A pair of these birds, a larger sized member of the partridge family seem to have set up housekeeping somewhere nearby, and they like the little nature park that is my yard. Delightful to have some new guests. I once saw a single Chukar just across the street maybe 25 years ago. But this pair is definitely hanging around. I'm hoping for a little family later on.