Desert Bighorn Sheep and Chukar in Nevada

A wonderful Desert Bighorn Sheep video from Nevada’s Department of Wildlife.

The gamebirds are Chukar (Alectoris chukar), a much-treasured partridge originally native to the foothills of the Himalayas. American stock originated in Afghanistan and Nepal. Chukar have naturalized across much of the West in areas where their native food plants –  including thistle and cheatgrass –  had previously established. Chukar need free water.

NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on July 2, 2018


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