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Alpine Chough

(Pyrrhocorax graculus)
Alternate name(s): "Yellow-billed Chough"
German name(s): "Alpendohle"

Size: 37-39 cm; wing span 75-85 cm
Weight: 190-250 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Alpine Chough at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "graculus"

ADULT

Alpine Choughs foraging in a high-altitude meadow; note the yellow bills (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Pester plateau, Serbia, June 2017]

Alpine Choughs foraging in a high-altitude meadow (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Pester plateau, Serbia, June 2017]

Behaviour

Alpine Choughs can form large flocks, of up to hundreds of birds. It is unusual that they do so not only in winter and or the time of dispersal, but also during the breeding season.

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