This bird has glossy black plumage, a long curved red bill, red legs, and a loud, ringing call. It has a buoyant acrobatic flight with widely spread primaries. The Red-billed Chough pairs for life and displays fidelity to its breeding site, which is usually a cave or crevice in a cliff face. It builds a wool-lined stick nest and lays three eggs. It feeds, often in flocks, on short grazed grassland, taking mainly invertebrate prey.

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The Chough is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

chough pronunciation /tʃʌf/ Show Spelled Show IPA –nounany of several crowlike Old World birds, esp. Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of Europe. Use chough in a SentenceSee images of choughSearch chough on the Web - Origin: 1275–1325; ME choghe; akin to OE cēo, D kauw, Dan kaa Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010. More

White-winged Chough of Australia, despite its name, is a member of the family Corcoracidae and only distantly related. The choughs have black plumage and brightly coloured legs, feet, and bills, and are resident in the mountains of southern Eurasia and North Africa. They have long broad wings and perform spectacular aerobatics. Both species pair for life and display fidelity to their breeding sites, which are usually caves or crevices in a cliff face. More

The Red-billed Chough pairs for life and displays fidelity to its breeding site, which is usually a cave or crevice in a cliff face. It builds a wool-lined stick nest and lays three eggs. It feeds, often in flocks, on short grazed grassland, taking mainly invertebrate prey. More

The beak of the common chough is curved and coloured bright-red, as are the legs. The beak of the alpine chough is shorter and yellow in colour. Both species are distributed over Europe and southern Asia. A small population of chough also exists in Ethiopia, which suggests that they are a relict from an ice age. More

Dictionary: chough (chŭf) pronunciation Home > Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary n. A crowlike Old World bird of the genus Pyrrhocorax, especially P. pyrrhocorax, having black plumage and red legs. Home of Wiki & Reference Answers, the world’s leading Q&A siteReference AnswersEnglish▼English▼ Deutsch Español Français Italiano Tagalog * * Search unanswered questions... More

Chough eggs© Dennis Green/SAL / Female chough at nest with chicks in a copper mine© Dennis Green/SAL / Male chough feeding chicks at nest in a copper mine© Dennis Green/SAL / Adult chough with chicks in a copper mine© Dennis Green/SAL / Choughs with young on nest© Mike Wilkes / Juvenile chough© Mike Wilkes / naturepl. More

Chough determination Similar species Corvidae Alpine Chough | Azure-Winged Magpie | Carrion Crow | Chough | Daurian Jackdaw | Hooded Crow | House Crow | Jackdaw | Jay | Magpie | Raven | Rook | Siberian Jay | Spotted Nutcracker | source: youtube Links to European databases Chough EU report More

The Chough is closest to a Jackdaw in size, but is slightly bigger with a longer more pointed head and longer more rectangular, more deeply-fingered wings. At closer range of course the long down-curved red bill and red feet are diagnostic. Habitat Breeds and winters on coastal cliffs, feeding on grazed grassy areas. Sometimes nests inland in quarries or old buildings. More

The Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) is a member of the crow family with a red beak and legs, and an excitable, high-pitched 'chi-ow' call from which it gets its name. It is extremely acrobatic and its tumbling display flights make a truly impressive sight. The Chough is included in the county's coat of arms alongside the miner and the fisherman, reflecting the bird's importance in Cornish culture. More

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Chough is a graduate of both college and medical school at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Chough underwent his general surgical residency training at the Departments of Surgery at UCSD and at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Following the completion of his surgical residency, Dr. More

The most elegant member of the Crow Family, Chough has a bright red bill and feet, which provides a striking contrast to his glossy black plumage. According to Cornish lore, Chough’s character is as white as his plumage is black. From early times, Chough has been associated with Cornwall (U.K.). In fact, the Welsh called Chough “Bran Gernyw” (Crow of Cornwall). Unlike Crow and Rook, Chough does not nest in large groups. More

The Red-billed Chough, or just Chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax is a member of the crow family, Corvidae. It breeds locally in Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Ireland, southern Europe and the Mediterranean basin, the Alps, and in mountainous country across central Asia, India and China. It breeds in high mountains and on coastal sea cliffs. It is resident throughout its range. It is found in the upper reaches of the Himalayas and comes down to altitudes of 2000 m in winter. More

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White-winged Choughs are a common sight in the Narrabri, New South Wales, region. They are often seen foraging through foliage by the roadside in groups of up to 20 and by the time one has stopped safely and brought the camera in position, they are normally all gone. Seen in Jack's Creek State Forest, 20 km south of Narrabri, in the years 2003-2006. White-winged Choughs were autumn/winter guests 20 km east of Narrabri in 2007 and 2008. More

Chough perched on rock Following a huge historic decline, chough populations are showing signs of recovery. However, the RSPB is urging government to develop agri-environment policies to secure suitable grazing management for choughs. More

The RSPBChough preeningKiloran Bay, Colonsay, feeding habitat of Chough Chough flock feeding on beach, Oronsay * A * B * C * D * E * F * G * H * I * J * K * L More

choughchough - a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy black plumagecorvine bird - birds of the crow family - chough nounRelated words collective noun chattering Translationschough N → chova f (piquirroja) How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

The Chough's name is pronounced 'Chuff'. Although the Chough population is Europe is doing well, in the UK the species is in decline, this is thought likely to be due to changes in agricultural practices. More

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Choughjs on the Weld coast. Copyright Wildlife Extra. Looking around at the figures below - families, surfers, couples, all of them preoccupied in their whole day of sun and sea - none of them seemed to show any perception of the charming bird in their midst. More

chough definition Hear it! = chough definition chough (c̸huf) noun any of various crowlike birds; esp., a European bird (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) of the crow family, with red legs and beak and glossy, black feathers Origin: ME MDu cauwe, jackdaw, Ger kauz, screech-owl chough (chŭf) noun A crowlike Old World bird of the genus Pyrrhocorax, especially P. More

chough - use in sentences = chough sentence examples * You may even see the rare chough, along with dolphins and seals. * The many other species of bird include chough, corncrake, golden eagle, merlin, buzzard and hen harrier. * One of these is that Gower is home to an increasing number of nesting Choughs. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Pyrrhocorax
Species : pyrrhocorax
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)