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Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax L 38-40cm. Jackdaw-sized corvid with downcurved, red bill, used to probe ground for invertebrates. Forms sociable, noisy flocks outside breeding season. Superb aeronaut with broad, ‘fingered’ wingtips. Sexes are similar. Adult has glossy, black plumage and reddish pink legs. Juvenile has duller legs and dull yellow bill. Voice Call is distinctive chyah, uttered while wings are flexed and flicked. Status Scarce resident, mainly of coastal seacliffs. S and W Ireland, W Wales, Isle of Man, and Islay are strongholds. Has recently recolonised Lizard in Cornwall.
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Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax L 38-40cm. Jackdaw-sized corvid with downcurved, red bill, used to probe ground for invertebrates. Forms sociable, noisy flocks outside breeding season. Superb aeronaut with broad, ‘fingered’ wingtips. Sexes are similar. Adult has glossy, black plumage and reddish pink legs. Juvenile has duller legs and dull yellow bill. Voice Call is distinctive chyah, uttered while wings are flexed and flicked. Status Scarce resident, mainly of coastal seacliffs. S and W Ireland, W Wales, Isle of Man, and Islay are strongholds. Has recently recolonised Lizard in Cornwall.

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Date: 9 Jun 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/Nature Photographers Ltd
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