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Found Chukar, La Costa CA

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by frankensusan, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. frankensusan

    frankensusan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I am in contact with someone who has located but not been able to capture a chukar in La Costa, CA.
    Anyone lose a bird? It has an overgrown upper beak. Please PM me.

    Susan
     
  2. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He prob. can be caught at night when it roosts.
     
  3. jahphotogal

    jahphotogal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't chukars native to that area? Maybe it's a wild bird?
     
  4. frankensusan

    frankensusan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a ways further south and west from what I've seen as native. Totally could be a wild bird.

    Susan
     
  5. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Susan he is probably a wild bird. With the overgrown upper bill anyone raising him would probably corrected that. If he is wild the fact that he has lived this long with the odd shaped bill doesn't seem to have any effect on his eating or drinking ability. If he has become a regular at your home you might want to put out a little grain and water to see if he sticks around. I personally don't like capturing wild birds unless your sure he is someones pet, then that is best done at night.
     
  6. frankensusan

    frankensusan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool thanks, I will pass along the info to the person who contacted me.
    Susan
     
  7. frankensusan

    frankensusan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update. Chuckar (wild or untamed "pet" still not sure) has taken up residence with a neighbor voluntarily. The kids are putting food out for it and it appears to be eating. [​IMG]
    I think their whole neighborhood has adopted it.

    Susan
     
  8. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds GREAT, maybe he has found a home away from home. Hope U will keep us updated.[​IMG]
     
  9. frankensusan

    frankensusan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, best outcome really. They are getting it 'chicken food' and it's living in some container that was in the yard. Awesome [​IMG]
    I'll keep checking back with him in case they ever get it contained, then we could do a quick beak trim and release.
    Susan
     

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