Dubbed the ‘grey ghost’ by some hunters, chukor are found in higher, drier areas of Marlborough, Canterbury and Central Otago. They are uncommon and challenging to hunt – few game-bird hunters have seen one, let alone shot one.
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Reference: Geoff Moon, The Reed field guide to New Zealand birds. Auckland: Reed, 1992, p. 97.
Photograph by Geoff Moon
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