Chukar (Alectoris chukar)
Although this bird is native to southern Eurasia, a feral population now exists in North America, some of which reside in south central Ontario. It's a gamebird, a member of the pheasant family.
Chukar partially behind cedar bush
Supposedly they prefer arid, rocky terrain, but two or more were hanging around a brand-new holding pond in a subdivision near us that's under construction.
Chukar edging its way out
Apparently they are quite hardy and can survive winters much further north than where I live an hour north of Toronto.
When I looked them up on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology site, I saw on their map that these partridges are well established in the western U.S and in southern parts of Canadian Province of British Columbia. I think they are finding it quite pleasant here north of Toronto as well.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE