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Chukar Alectoris chukar

Introduced from southwest Asia. Fairly common to locally common below tree line in eastern Kittitas County, principally along Columbia River slope and Yakima River drainage from Umtanum Creek south. Prefers rocky slopes with shrub-steppe cover, but also found in flatter terrain. Not usually known from agricultural areas. In Washington Gap report (Smith et al. 1997), projected range north of I-90 and west of R20E, and west of Yakima Canyon south of Ellensburg, not supported by BBA records.

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