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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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As I walk towards Aberdaron, their call is a periodic reminder of this area's importance for Choughs. It's why the bird is the logo for the Llyn Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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.
The Cornwall Chough Project, a partnership between the RSPB, Natural England and The National Trust, works to protect the wild chough population and the birds are under round-the-clock watch by RSPB staff and volunteers from local charities and bird watching groups.
On Monday, a Chough over Hilbre, at the mouth of the Dee, was a real surprise.
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.
WAS choughed (sorry) to bits at meeting wildlife telly legend Simon King on Islay at the weekend.
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.
Haymeadows at the organic unit provide hay for out-wintered cattle, which are being used to improve the habitat for choughs and other wildlife in Llyn.
Red-billed: chough Pic: ROBIN SANDHAM While not counting choughs, local birdwatchers have been seawatching, with strong winds bringing more birds to the coast.
"We have choughs, reed bunting, and quite a lot of skylarks.