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Pyrrhocorax

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Pyrrhocorax
P. graculus
 
P. graculus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Corvidae
 
Genus: Pyrrhocorax
Tunstall, 1771
Species
See text.

Pyrrhocorax is the name of a genus of black European birds in the Corvidae (crow) family. They are given the name of chough because of the sound they make.

They are predominantly black in colour with brightly coloured legs, feet, and bills. They have long broad wings for soaring and are often spectacular aeronauts.

The two species are below:

  • Chough or Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)
  • Alpine Chough or Yellow-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus)

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