Popular 10 Animals that start with “ch” (Facts & Pictures)

In the series “animals that start with,” we are back with another exciting post that will enhance your knowledge regarding the animal kingdom. This time we will proceed with the list of animals that start with “ch.” It comprises various mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. Among the list, we have listed the 10 most common animals and discussed some interesting facts about them with pictures. So, without any further delay, let’s begin.

1) Cheetah

Image Source | James Temple (Wikipedia)

Let’s begin the list of “animals that start with ch” with the most popular animals, i.e., Cheetah. We all know that Cheetah is the fastest animal on land, capable of running 80 mph.

It is from the large cat family with a body length ranging between 1.1 and 1.5m, weighing not more than 72kg.

The average lifespan of cheetahs is 10 to 12 years. Presently, cheetahs are listed as Vulnerable by IUCN, and the prominent reason behind their declining population is habitat loss.

Cheetahs are diurnal means unlike Tiger, and they carry out most of their daily activities in the morning.

Interesting Fact: Cheetahs cannot roar. They produce a variety of high-pitched meow sounds.

Scientific Name: Acinonyx jubatus

Type of Animal: Mammal

Location: Africa, Asia, Eurasia

Diet: Gazelle, Wildebeest, Hare

2) Chicken

Image Source | Andrei Niemimäki (Wikiepdia)

Another common name in the list of “animals that start with ch” is Chicken. It is from domestic junglefowl species.

The average life span of a Chicken is 2 to 4 years in which it can grow around 30 to 45cm with an overall weight of not more than 3kg.

The colors of their feather are Brown, Yellow, Red, Black, White, and Orange. Chickens can attain a speed of 6 mph.

Interesting Fact: Chickens were first domesticated more than 10,000 years ago.

Scientific Name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Type of Animal: Bird

Location: Africa, Asia, Central America, Eurasia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South-America

Diet: Seeds, Fruit, Insects, Berries

3) Chihuahua

Image Source | Bonnie van den Born (Wikipedia)

We all know Chihuahua is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. The average life span of this breed is normally around 18 years which is above average.

During their life, they can attain a weight of a maximum of 2.7kg (6lbs). Chihuahua prefers warm climates to live in, and it will take extra care for them. The purebred can cost at least $500 from a professional breeder.

Interesting Fact: Chihuahuas are so small that they can fit inside a purse or a bag.

Scientific Name: Canis Lupus

Type of Animal: Mammal

Location: Central America, North-America

Diet: Normal dog foods

4) Chinese Cobra

Chinese Cobra
Image Source | Thomas Brown (Wikipedia)

The Chinese Cobra, also known as the Taiwan cobra, is one of the most venomous snakes in the world. Not only this, they are very aggressive, which is why it is advised to approach them with extreme caution.

Chinese Cobras can grow up to 6.6 feet and have a life span of 12 years. They can be found in brown, grey, and black colors. Chinese Cobras are mainly found near river banks, lakes, and ponds, where they can easily hide.

Interesting Fact: Juvenile Chinese Cobras are extremely aggressive and can start hunting just after they hatch from the eggs.

Scientific Name: Naja atra

Type of Animal: Reptile

Location: Asia

Diet: small rodents

5) Chameleon

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National Geographic Kids

Another reptile on our list is the Chameleon. There are over 160 species of Chameleon spread across Africa and Asia. They have an average life span of 4 to 8 years, where they can attain a maximum length of 27in weighing not more than 4.4lbs.

Some species of Chameleons can run at the speed of 20mph. They live in tropical forests and deserts.

Interesting Fact: Chameleons have exceptional vision, and they have the ability to change skin color.

Scientific Name: Chamaeleonidae

Type of Animal: Reptile

Location: Madagascar, Spain, Africa, Asia, and Portugal

Diet: Insects

6) Chamois

Image Source | Manfred Werner (Wikipedia)

Chamois, also known as Alpine Chamois, is a goat-antelope from the family Bovidae Natively found in the European mountains.

The average lifespan of Chamois is nearly 18 to 22 years, where it can grow at the maximum height of 31in with an overall weight of 121lbs. The known predators are humans, wolves, and wildcats.

Interesting Fact: Chamois can jump up to 2m high and run at the speed of 31 mph, even on mountains.

Scientific Name: Rupicapra rupicapra

Type of Animal: Mammal

Location: Europe

Diet: Grass, Leaves, Shrubs

7) Chartreux

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The Spruce Pets

Chartreus is a very rare French cat breed having grayish-blue fur. There is not much information regarding this cat breed. No one knows exactly where it came from.

Chartreus cat breed has yellow eyes. The average lifespan of Chartreux is nearly 11 to 15 years, where it can grow at the maximum height of 11in with an overall weight of not more than 16lbs.

Interesting Fact: The Chartreux is a very well-behaved and friendly cat breed that loves to play, and it’s best for the pet.   

Scientific Name: Felis catus

Type of Animal: Mammal

Location: Europe

Diet: Omnivore, common cat food

8) Cheagle

The Cheagle is a mixed dog breed between a Chihuahua and a Beagle. It has a keen sense of smell and hearing and has good hunting instincts. The average life span of this breed is somewhere between 10 to 14 years.

These dogs form a deep bond with their owners and love to have a fun time. The purebred cost to own can be around $200 to $1500.

Interesting Fact: The Cheagle demands a lot of time and attention from its owner.

Scientific Name: Canis lupus

Type of Animal: Mammal

Location: North-America

Diet: Omnivore, common dog food

9) Checkered Garter Snake

Checkered Garter Snake
Image Source | Dawson (Wikipedia)

Checkered Garter Snakes have black and white scales running down their back and are native to North and Central America. They can be easily found in various habitats, including savannahs, deserts, woodlands, and grasslands. They can grow up to 18 to 24 inches long.

Interesting Fact: When in danger, Checkered Garter Snake can expel a stinky fluid from its body to move predators away.

Scientific Name: Thamnophis marcianus

Type of Animal: Reptile

Location: Central America, North-America

Diet: Frogs, toads, small fish, worms, mice, moles, and other rodents

10) Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler
Image Source | Mdf (Wikipedia)

The last member of our list of animals that start with ch is Chestnut-Sided Warbler. These birds can be found in 20 different countries, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Costa Rica.

They have a life span of 6 years, where they can grow at a maximum height of 5.5 inches with an overall weight of not more than 0.5 ounces. The feathers of these birds are brown, grey, yellow, black, and white in color.

Interesting Fact: Chestnut-Sided Warbler mostly inhabit regrowing forests

Scientific Name: Setophaga pensylvanica

Type of Animal: Bird

Location: Central America, Europe, North America, South-America

Diet: Insects and spiders

Other List:

  1. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  2. Chi Chi
  3. Chickadee
  4. Chicken Snake
  5. Children’s python
  6. Chimaera
  7. Chimpanzee
  8. Chinchilla
  9. Chinese Alligator
  10. Chinese Crested Dog
  11. Chinese Geese
  12. Chinese Paddlefish
  13. Chinese Shar-Pei
  14. Chinook
  15. Chinook Salmon
  16. Chinstrap Penguin
  17. Chipmunk
  18. Chipoo
  19. Chipping Sparrow
  20. Chiweenie
  21. Chorkie
  22. Chow Chow
  23. Chow Shepherd
  24. Christmas Beetle
  25. Christmas Island Red Crab
  26. Chusky
  27. Chabert’s Vanga
  28. Chaco Chachalaca
  29. Chaco Nothura
  30. Chaco owl
  31. Chaco Pipit
  32. Chaco Suiriri
  33. Chaetocercus mulsant
  34. Chaffinch
  35. Chalk-browed Mockingbird
  36. Changeable Hawk-Eagle
  37. Channel-billed Cuckoo
  38. Channel-billed Toucan.
  39. Chapada flycatcher
  40. Chapin’s Apalis
  41. Chapin’s Flycatcher
  42. Chapin’s Flycatcher Babbler
  43. Chapin’s Puff-back Flycatcher
  44. Chaplin’s Barbet
  45. Chapman’s Bristle-Tyrant
  46. Chapman’s Swift
  47. Charadrius australis
  48. Charles Insectivorous Tree Finch
  49. Chat Flycatcher
  50. Chatham Albatross
  51. Chatham Gerygone
  52. Chatham Island Fernbird
  53. Chatham Island Petrel
  54. Chatham Island Taiko
  55. Chatham Islands Cormorant
  56. Chatham Islands Shag
  57. Chatham Islands Snipe
  58. Chatham Oystercatcher
  59. Chatham Robin
  60. Chattering Cisticola
  61. Chattering Kingfisher
  62. Chattering Lory
  63. Checker-throated Woodpecker
  64. Cheramoeca leucosterna
  65. Cherrie
  66. Cherrie’s Antwren
  67. Cherrie’s Tanager
  68. Cherry-throated Tanager
  69. Chestnut Antpitta
  70. Chestnut Bulbul
  71. Chestnut Bunting
  72. Chestnut Forest-Rail
  73. Chestnut Jacamar
  74. Chestnut Munia
  75. Chestnut Piculet
  76. Chestnut Seedeater
  77. Chestnut Sparrow
  78. Chestnut Teal
  79. Chestnut Wattle-eye
  80. Chestnut Weaver
  81. Chestnut Wood Quail
  82. Chestnut Woodpecker
  83. Chestnut-backed Antbird
  84. Chestnut-backed Antshrike
  85. Chestnut-backed Bush Warbler
  86. Chestnut-backed Buttonquail
  87. Chestnut-backed Forktail
  88. Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler
  89. Chestnut-backed Laughing Thrush
  90. Chestnut-backed Owlet
  91. Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler
  92. Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark
  93. Chestnut-backed Tanager
  94. Chestnut-backed Thornbird
  95. Chestnut-backed Thrush
  96. Chestnut-banded Plover
  97. Chestnut-bellied Cotinga
  98. Chestnut-bellied Euphonia
  99. Chestnut-bellied Fantail
  100. Chestnut-bellied Flower-piercer
  101. Chestnut-bellied Guan
  102. Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird
  103. Chestnut-bellied Imperial-Pigeon
  104. Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher
  105. Chestnut-bellied Malkoha
  106. Chestnut-bellied Monarch
  107. Chestnut-bellied Mountain Tanager
  108. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch
  109. Chestnut-bellied Partridge
  110. Chestnut-bellied Rail
  111. Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush
  112. Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse
  113. Chestnut-bellied Seedeater
  114. Chestnut-bellied Sparrow Hawk
  115. Chestnut-bellied Starling
  116. Chestnut-bellied Thrush
  117. Chestnut-belted Gnateater
  118. Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia
  119. Chestnut-breasted Coronet
  120. Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
  121. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
  122. Chestnut-breasted Mountain Finch
  123. Chestnut-breasted Munia
  124. Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch
  125. Chestnut-breasted Quail Thrush
  126. Chestnut-breasted Whiteface
  127. Chestnut-breasted Wren
  128. Chestnut-capped Babbler
  129. Chestnut-capped Blackbird
  130. Chestnut-capped Flycatcher
  131. Chestnut-capped piha
  132. Chestnut-capped Puffbird
  133. Chestnut-capped Thrush
  134. Chestnut-cheeked starling
  135. Chestnut-collared longspur
  136. Chestnut-collared Swift
  137. Chestnut-colored Woodpecker
  138. Chestnut-crested Antbird
  139. Chestnut-crested Cotinga
  140. Chestnut-crested Yuhina
  141. Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
  142. Chestnut-crowned Babbler
  143. Chestnut-crowned Becard
  144. Chestnut-crowned Bush-Warbler
  145. Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner
  146. Chestnut-crowned Gnateater
  147. Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush
  148. Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver
  149. Chestnut-crowned Warbler
  150. Chestnut-eared Aracari
  151. Chestnut-faced Babbler
  152. Chestnut-flanked White-eye
  153. Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike
  154. Chestnut-fronted Macaw
  155. Chestnut-fronted Shrike-Babbler
  156. Chestnut-headed Bee Eater
  157. Chestnut-headed Crake
  158. Chestnut-headed Flufftail
  159. Chestnut-headed Nunlet
  160. Chestnut-headed Oropendola
  161. Chestnut-headed Tanager
  162. Chestnut-headed Tesia
  163. Chestnut-headed Tree Partridge
  164. Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
  165. Chestnut-mantled Sparrow Weaver
  166. Chestnut-naped Antpitta
  167. Chestnut-naped Francolin
  168. Chestnut-necklaced Partridge
  169. Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon
  170. Chestnut-rumped Babbler
  171. Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper
  172. Chestnut-shouldered Antwren
  173. Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk
  174. Chestnut-shouldered Petronia
  175. Chestnut-sided Shrike Vireo
  176. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  177. Chestnut-tailed Antbird
  178. Chestnut-tailed Minla
  179. Chestnut-tailed Starling
  180. Chestnut-tailed Thornbill
  181. Chestnut-throated Apalis
  182. Chestnut-throated Seedeater
  183. Chestnut-throated Spinetail
  184. Chestnut-tipped Toucanet
  185. Chestnut-vented Conebill
  186. Chestnut-vented Nuthatch
  187. Chestnut-winged Babbler
  188. Chestnut-winged Chachalaca
  189. Chestnut-winged Foliage-gleaner
  190. Chestnut-winged Hookbill
  191. Chestnut-winged Starling
  192. Chicli Spinetail
  193. Chiguanco Thrush
  194. Chilean Flamingo
  195. Chilean Flicker
  196. Chilean Mockingbird
  197. Chilean Pigeon
  198. Chilean Seaside Cinclodes
  199. Chilean Skua
  200. Chilean Swallow
  201. Chilean Teal
  202. Chilean Tern
  203. Chilean Tinamou
  204. Chilean Woodstar
  205. Chiloe Wigeon
  206. Chimango Caracara
  207. Chiming Wedgebill
  208. Chimney Swift
  209. Chinese Babax
  210. Chinese Bamboo Partridge
  211. Chinese Bush Warbler
  212. Chinese Crested Tern
  213. Chinese egret
  214. Chinese Francolin
  215. Chinese Fulvetta
  216. Chinese Gray Shrike
  217. Chinese Merganser
  218. Chinese Monal
  219. Chinese Nuthatch
  220. Chinese Penduline-Tit
  221. Chinese pheasant
  222. Chinese Pond-Heron
  223. Chinese white-eye
  224. Chinese Yellow Tit
  225. Chinspot Batis
  226. Chinstrap Penguin
  227. Chionis albus
  228. Chipping Sparrow
  229. Chir Pheasant
  230. Chiribiquete Emerald
  231. Chirinda Apalis
  232. Chiriqui Quail-Dove
  233. Chirping Cisticola
  234. Chirruping Wedgebill
  235. Chlorestes notata
  236. Chloropsis kinabaluensis
  237. Choco Tinamou
  238. Choco Toucan
  239. Choco Woodpecker
  240. Chocolate-backed Kingfisher
  241. Chocolate-vented Tyrant
  242. Cholo Alethe
  243. Chondrohierax wilsonii
  244. Chopi Blackbird
  245. Chorister Robin-Chat
  246. Chotoy Spinetail
  247. Chough
  248. Chowchilla
  249. Christmas Frigatebird
  250. Christmas Island Hawk-Owl
  251. Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon
  252. Christmas Island White-eye
  253. Christmas Shearwater
  254. Chubb’s Cisticola
  255. Chubut Steamerduck
  256. Chucao Tapaculo
  257. Chukar Partridge
  258. Churring Cisticola
  259. Chusquea tapaculo
  260. Cinderella Waxbill

Here, we conclude our article on “Animals that start with ch.” We hope that your query is answered and you like the post. This post is mainly for educational purposes. We will be back with another article. Till then, stay healthy.

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