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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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The PS750,000 funding will also support other National Trust conservation work including restoring grasslands and wildflower meadows along the north Pembrokeshire coast, helping birds including chough, and measures to manage woodlands and monitor and help bats in the South Downs.
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 presented the latest update on the memorial to Community Board 1's World Trade Center (WTC) committee recently.
We thank John Chough for his tireless efforts during the formative period of the Company," commented Mr.
With the help of a platform installed by the RSPB at South Stack in Anglesey, 14 young choughs have earned their feathers after taking the leap of faith in one of the reserve's caves.
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.
It was once believed that the spirit of King Arthur lived on in a chough, and the bird appears on the Cornish coat of arms two facts that have sealed its status as Cornwall's favourite bird.
But instead we managed to spot a pair of nesting choughs, one of the rarest birds in the world and not, incidentally, only a rude word.
South Stack, Anglesey - RSPB staff are on hand to point out puffins and other favourites, including the rare chough.
Greg Morgan, RSPB Ramsey Island site manager, said: "We have eight pairs of chough - the UK's rarest species of crow - breeding here and Wales holds over 50% of the UK population of less than 400.
On Monday, a Chough over Hilbre, at the mouth of the Dee, was a real surprise.
Alex Polizzi: The Fixer (BBC2, 8pm) The Chough Bakery in Padstow, Cornwall is a family run business that has been trading for 30 years.