|Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax
|The Red-billed Chough is distributed in southern Europe, northern Africa, Turkey, Iran and into northern China. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. In western Europe it is found on coastal and inland cliffs and crags while elsewhere it is found in similar habitat to Alpine Chough P. graculus although tending to lower altitudes.|
|It is a medium sized crow which looks similar to Alpine
Chough but has a longer, more decurved and red bill, more fingered wings and a shorter tail. It is highly acrobatic and a great flyer.
It feeds mainly on the ground where it looks for insects and other wee beasties.
|Photos 1 to 3 were taken in Greece and are of the sub-species P. p. docilis, photo 4 from Ireland is of the nominate sub-species, photo 5 from Bhutan is of P. p. himalayanus, photos 6 to 8 from Morocco are of the sub-species P. p. barbarus and photos 9 to 11 taken in Spain are of the sub-species P. p. erythroramphos .|
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