What is the National Bird of Pakistan? 10 Facts about Chukar

Do you know what the national bird of Pakistan is? No need to guess too hard for it is Chukar Partridge. Chukar is a beautiful bird and has been part of the Pakistan region for centuries. Here are some interesting facts about the National bird of Pakistan.

Facts about Chukar Partridge, the National Bird of Pakistan: 

National Bird of Pakistan
  • It became the national bird of Pakistan in 1984.
  • Chukar is not only beautiful but delicious as well, it is considered a delicacy and gourmet food both in Pakistan and the rest of the world.
  • Chukar Partridge is not just native to Pakistan, but can also be found in India, Afghanistan, and some central Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
  • A group of Chukar is called a “Covey” and that is how they live, in groups.
  • To attract females, Chukar shows dominance by puffing their chests and making unique matting calls.
  • A female Chukar can lay up to 20 eggs and both male and female Chukar take turns incubating them for up to 28 days.
  • Their name Chukar comes from the unique sound they make which is something like Chu-kar and they also make sounds like chuk chuk chuk.
  • The national bird of Pakistan, Chukar, is mentioned in Sanskrit text dating back to 25-500 AD and in Hindu mythology (called Chakor) it symbolizes intense, and often unrequited love and is said to be in love with the moon as it gazes at it so much.
  • Chukar is a huge part of Persian literature and Pakistani folklore and symbolizes perseverance, resilience, and dedication.
  • Chukar is a game bird actively hunted by game hunters in both natural settings and hunting ranches.
  • While Chukars are known to be strong fliers, they can also run very fast on the ground.

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