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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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RSPB Cymru communications officer Danny Griffith said: "At the end of last year the team at RSPB South Stack wanted to do something to help our charismatic choughs breed in Wales.
These crows can travel: last week a colourringed Chough from Brittany was spotted in Devon.
But, during the past few years, the Lizard has become a Mecca for birdwatchers, after the glossy black Cornish chough, identifiable by its bright-red beak and legs and characteristic aerobatic flight, returned to here after a 50-year absence from England.
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 first wild choughs to breed in England for 50 years have hatched more chicks, it emerged yesterday.
From more than 40 rings read so far, choughs have come to Conwy from as far as west Anglesey and Criccieth, showing the importance of managing for wildlife at a landscape-scale, not just around a single site.
We have choughs, reed bunting, and quite a lot of skylarks.
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).