Alpine chough

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Alpine chough
Black crow-like bird with yellow bill perched on rock with valley in the background
Adult of nominate subspecies in Switzerland
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Pyrrhocorax
P. graculus
Binomial name
Pyrrhocorax graculus
(Linnaeus, 1766)
This bird is resident in mountains in Morocco, Spain, southern Europe, Central Asia, India and China
Approximate distribution shown in green

Corvus graculus Linnaeus, 1766

Pyrrhocorax graculus graculus

The Alpine chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) is a type of bird in the crow family. It is one of only two species in the genus Pyrrhocorax. It nests in the mountains. It can be found in Spain and Morocco eastwards through southern Europe to the Himalayas.

The golden eagle is a predator on the chough.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrrhocorax graculus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T22705921A38351765. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T22705921A38351765.en.