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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Teetar, bater and other birds

This is the second part of our conversation. If you are thinking which conversation, you would have to read this post.

Are you non-veg?...ok so you are..what do you have..chicken?...mutton..? beef? pork..??
Ok..so generally you have chicken and mutton only. Me too...I generally eat birds, mostly chicken because they are the only ones available. I have eaten, teetar, bater, duck.. In teetar also there are two varities, one which is home bred, the other jungli. The jungli ones are really tasty, but each of them weigh only about 150 gms, while the home bred ones are like 300-400 gms. In fact even the gaavnty chickens are really tasty. Have you noticed they do not have a single ounce of fat. Pure muscle. But you should have desi chickens which are like 6-7 months old. Any older and you wouldn't be able to chew. You need kachha pyaaz to eat it then. Even broiler you should take 3-4 months old.

...yeah bater is the small brown one. Ok..so you have had bater at mohammed ali road..hunh? There is also another one which has brown spots on it. It's called chakor. But you don't get it nowadays. "

Updated on 13th Jan 2010 - I recently saw in my google analytics page that this is the top result for "teetar in english". So to fulfill people's curiosity here goes:

Teetar is called the Grey Partridge or the Grey Francolin. The name Teetar is based on the call of the bird, which comes as 'Ka-tee-tar-tee-tar'. More details here.
One common confusion is between Teetar and Bater. Bater is called quail in english. And it looks quite similar to Teetar. One difference is that Bater is brown in color while Teetar is grey. A photo of bater:


Blogger anish said...

mast hai yaar.. very interesting facts & conversation.
aaj bus mein mere peeche wale seat pe ek british bandaa apne accent mein phone pe baat kar raha tha. mast entertain hua mein naya accent sun ke :D

4:51 AM

Blogger kaa said...

abhi kaafi sare facts and figures baaki hain..:)
and yeah ..though we have learnt our english from the english ..but i don't know why we don't have their accent.

2:15 PM

Blogger Contradiction said...

For God's Sake don't publicise this

12:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its illegal as these are protected birds. Please let us know where these birds are being killed and eaten.

11:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is disturbing to eat any wild bird...bird can be farmed and eaten but catching a wild one to satisfy hunger is worst. Human is the only animal that can farm its own food so go for the farmed birds rather than wild one for trill!!!

3:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

mene kal hi khaya ek :D

3:07 PM


you stupids...whoever eats the wild birds and the animals. one should be to eat you bunch of bastards....you are foolish and you are not human being you are animals without brain..
- Christson Striver,
a Physicist & Mathematician,
IISER Mohali, India

10:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone, please shove a teetar or a bater up Christson Striver,
the Physicist & Mathematician.

7:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are dumb enuf! These birds are listed on endangered level as 'LEAST CONCERNED'

7:43 PM

Blogger Mohammed Muneeb said...

Teeter are wild birds and illegal. Whereas Batair (Quail) which are farmed are easily available in the market and are completely legal. Have Batair

12:49 PM

Blogger ajitesh mehra said...


12:35 PM


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