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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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Then, six years ago, three choughs arrived on the Lizard peninsula in south west Cornwall, where the bird was last seen 30 years before, and two paired up.
Chough also stated that construction methods--including use of ultra low-sulfur fuel and dust and noise control--are meeting sustainability requirements and environmental performance commitments laid out by the Port Authority, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and.
These crows can travel: last week a colourringed Chough from Brittany was spotted in Devon.
Species in serious decline include many of the iconic species that define our uplands including curlew, golden plover, chough, peregrine and ring ouzel "If the current trends continue these species may be extinct in the Welsh hills before too long.
Jon Brookes, National Trust Manager for West Penwith, said: "We are thrilled with this new development in our ongoing efforts to encourage the natural re-colonisation of the chough to Cornwall.
But instead we spotted a pair of nesting choughs, one of the rarest birds in the world and not incidentally, only a rude word.
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).
The rare chough, swallows and hundreds of seed-eating finches are regular visitors.
But on Tuesday Simon revealed mammy chough had been killed by a peregrine falcon.
His collection included eggs of protected species including: little tern, osprey, avocet, black-tailed godwit, stone curlew, corncrake, chough, peregrine falcon and red-throated diver - as well as 166 nightingale eggs and 87 nightjar eggs.
The specimens seized included three hen harriers and a chough.
But because choughs nest in the Plas as well as owls and bats, a A rare chough purpose-built bat roost will be needed.