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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.
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.
Chough presented the latest update on the memorial to Community Board 1's World Trade Center (WTC) committee recently.
If anyone sees a Chough in Flintshire, let me know if it has coloured rings on its legs: birdnotes.
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."
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.
But on Tuesday Simon sadly revealed mammy chough had been killed by a peregrine falcon.
In Scotland, eggs of rare birds such as the white-tailed sea eagle, golden eagle, chough, osprey and Slavonian grebe, are highly prized by egg collectors, most of whom come from south of the border.
South Stack, Anglesey - RSPB staff are on hand to point out puffins and other favourites, including the rare chough.
Over winter and spring they will be closed during lambing and to allow the Great Orme's protected birds, the Chough, to feed their young.