Species:

Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

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Length (cm):
39-40
33-34
Wingspan (cm):
73-90
67-74
Weight (gram):
260-350
180-260
Size group:
Crow-size
Crow-size
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Appearance:

All black plumage, red legs and long, curved, red bill. Bill of juveniles yellowish-brown and shorter. Though never as pure yellow as in Alpine Chough, and more curved. Easily confused with Alpine Chough at a distance where both species occur, but note broader, more fingered wings, shorter and squarer tail with broader base and different calls. Flight extremely acrobatic.

Sound:

Call: A rapidly descending "keeaaaw", sometimes resembling a coarse jackdaw. At other times a more mewing sound, with similar coarseness, or a sharper, descending "kieew". Easily distinguished from the thin, trilling, whistling sounds of Alpine Chough.

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

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Observation.org Latest observations

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Appearance:

Small, compact and energetic crow with black upperparts, dark grey underparts and short bill. Most visible plumage character is the pale grey hind neck contrasting with the dark face. Eye white in adults. Often recognized from its compact body and upright posture and gait alone. Flight quick and light.

Sound:

Most typical call a very short, cheerful and resonant "kyak". Timbre may vary by mood. Other sounds include subdued song with a large variety of sounds, and a grating alarm call "krrrrrrr".

Contact call:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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