National Animal of Iraq

National Animal of Iraq

National Animal of Iraq is Chukar Partridge. On the other hand, Goat is also considered as the National animal symbol of Iraq. Though it is recognized by the Iraqi Kurdistan. It’s a game bird of Eurasian upland. Their some species are found in the North America and New Zealand too. But most of the Chukar Partridge are found in the Middle East. Iraq’s National Symbol, the Chukar Partridge is very beautiful and innocent bird in the world.

Chukar Partridge is a native bird of southern Eurasia. To clarify, North America introduces it as the game bird. This bird lives in the arid and rocky terrain. Surprisingly, Chukar Partridge can be found at the side of rocks, steep, dry and vegetarian.

Facts about National Animal of Iraq

  • Scientific name: Alectoris chukar
  • Higher classification: Alectoris
  • Rank: Species
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Phasianidae
  • Genus: Alectoris
  • Species: A. chukar
  • Synonyms: Caccabis kakelik
  • Size:  32–35 cm (13–14 in) long
  • Color: light brown back, grey breast, and buff bell
  • Lifespan: 15-20 years
  • Weight: 805 to 1,350 g (1.775 to 2.976 lb)
  • Wingspan: 110 to 130 cm (43 to 51 in)

The scientific name of Chukar Partridge is Alectoris chukar. They are from Aves class and Alectoris Genus. Their color is light brown back, gray breast, and buff belly. Their lifespan goes nearly 15 to 20 years. Their weight stays around 805 to 1,350 g (1.775 to 2.976 lb). Similarly, their wingspan goes near about 110 to 130 cm (43 to 51 in). They have 14 feathers in the tail. They are the symbol of peace and beauty. For this reason, Iraq has made it as the national symbol of Iraq.

In a word, Iraq is a country of wealth and they are peace lover. With this in mind, they have made this innocent game bird as their national identity.