A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Chukars

It's taken me nearly three years to get a photo of these game birds. I have been just a few yards from them but they pop out of the rocks and are gone in a second or two before I can get my camera out.

This was taken just a few days ago at the height of the hunting season here on Symi, so you can imagine they are very shy birds. 

The hunting season runs for one month from the middle of September on about four days of the week.

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