Chough sentence example
As characteristic birds of the snow-region may be mentioned the alpine chough (Pyrrhocorax alpinus), which is frequently seen at the summits even of the loftiest mountains, the alpine swift (Cypselus melba), the wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), snow-finch (Montifringilla nivalis) and ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus); the geographical distribution of this last being similar to that of the mountain hare.
Among birds are found bustard and species of sand-grouse and partridge; water-fowl in great variety, which breed on the lakes in summer and migrate to the plains of India in winter; the raven, hawks, eagles and owls, a magpie, and two kinds of chough; and many smaller birds of the passerine order, amongst which are several finches.
You may even see the rare chough, along with dolphins and seals.
The many other species of bird include chough, corncrake, golden eagle, merlin, buzzard and hen harrier.
From the 1970s onward, the chough was believed extinct in its own country.Advertisement
Out at sea gannets were passing and then a chough appeared.
We watched Chough, Gray Heron and more oystercatchers, Swallows and Sand Martins before heading out along the eastern headland to the tip.
The grassy areas lower down also provide rich pickings for Chough which are also protected by European legislation.