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Fall Food Items Utilized by Chukars in Kashmir, India
R. J. Oakleaf and J. H. Robertson
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Vol. 35, No. 2 (Apr., 1971), pp. 395-397
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3799623
Page Count: 3
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The contents of 29 chukar (Alectoris graeca) crops collected near Srinagar, Kashmir, were analyzed. Although a variety of food items was present, nearly 65 percent of the volume consisted of grass seeds. A species of Eragrostis made up the greatest percentage. Chukars apparently utilize similar grass and weed seeds, green leaves, and agricultural plants in the United States and India.
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