Mine is a Chukar Partridge. They are gorgeous little birds that haunt the cliffs and talus/scree slopes of the desert canyons in Idaho, including the river canyons of the Snake, Lower Salmon, Owyhee, Bruneau, and tributaries. Sadly they are not native to the United States, but an early Asian import like their cousin the Ringneck Pheasant. For me, their wild and beautiful call invokes wonderful feelings of awe for our awesome desert canyons that are largely unknown, unseen, rugged, and remote. My favorite place to be is the mountainous alpine zone, but these canyons are a close second.
Maybe now that I'm getting my load down into the UL range I'll consider changing to a backpacking self portrait. Prior to finding this site, my avatar would have been an Ostridge with it's head in the sand (over the embarrassment of a crushing 45 pound pack!).