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Chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Classification of birds > Passerine Order

Chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax. Resident; now extinct Cornwall; local western Welsh coast and inland in North Wales; Isle of Man; S.Inner Hebrides; quite common parts oflrish coast. Sea-diffs, quarries, old mines; occasionally inland crags.
DESCRIPTION
: 15 inches, including long bill. Sexes alike. Extended feathers when soaring distinguish from 5.
VOICE
: Resembles 5, but sounds more musical and two syllables more distinct. Confusion possible with juvenile 5.
HABITS
: Runs or hops on ground. Flicks tail and wings when calling. Seen much in air soaring like miniature eagle rather than crow, but in flapping flight may be confused with 5. Often in parties up to 50. but pairs may nest alone.

MAY BE CONFUSED with 5.

Chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
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