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chough

1. a large black passerine bird, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a long downward-curving red bill: family Corvidae (crows)
2. alpine chough a smaller related bird, Pyrrhocorax graculus, with a shorter yellow bill
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These crows can travel: last week a colourringed Chough from Brittany was spotted in Devon.
Habitat changes and hunting during the 20th century saw the chough slowly die out and in the 1970s, the last known pair had gone.
The grazing initiative has been hugely successful and in the past three years seven young choughs have fledged from his farmland.
The Cornish Chough Project said the latest pair represent a "significant chapter" in the natural re-colonisation of the bird.
But on Tuesday Simon revealed mammy chough had been killed by a peregrine falcon.
The RSPB today confirmed that England's only pair of wild breeding choughs have successfully nested again at a remote spot on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall.
Red-billed: chough Pic: ROBIN SANDHAM While not counting choughs, local birdwatchers have been seawatching, with strong winds bringing more birds to the coast.
Other key species include dippers (try RSPB Lake Vrynwy or Gilfach nature reserve), choughs, puffins, guillemots and razorbills (all on Ramsey Island and Skokholm Island), short-eared owls and the world's largest population of Manx shearwaters (Skomer Island), whimbrel and winged plovers (Snowdonia).
But instead we spotted a pair of nesting choughs, one of the rarest birds in the world and not incidentally, only a rude word.
Thousands of visitors flock to the Lizard in Cornwall to see the choughs.
A colony of beavers, a chattering of choughs, a gang of elk, a business of ferrets, a leap of leopards, a pride of peacocks, a sneak of weasels, a murmuration of starlings, a scurry of squirrels, a charm of hummingbirds and an unkindness of ravens.
The first was found on October 12 by birdwatchers looking for the famous Choughs on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.