|Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus
(aka Alpine Chough)
|Greece and Morocco
The Yellow-billed Chough is distributed in the mountains of southern Europe, northern Africa, Turkey, Iran and into central China. It is only rarely found below 1500 metres.
|It is a medium sized crow some 15% larger than a Jackdaw. It looks similar to Red-billed Chough P. pyrrhocorax but has a shorter and yellow bill, broader wings with only about 4 separated primaries
(Red-billed Chough has 5 to 6), and a longer tail.
It is also more gregarious and collects in large flocks. The flock in photo 3 at Delphi had over 200 members.
|It feeds mainly on insects except in autumn and winter when it eats berries as well as scraps from ski resorts, etc..|
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