Pyrrhocorax

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Pyrrhocorax
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Corvidae
Genus:Pyrrhocorax

Tunstall, 1771

Species

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Pyrrhocorax is the name of a genus of black European birds in the Corvidae (crow) family. They are given the name of chough because of the sound they make.

They are predominantly black in colour with brightly coloured legs, feet, and bills. They have long broad wings for soaring and are often spectacular aeronauts.

The two species are below:

  • Chough or Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)
  • Alpine Chough or Yellow-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus)

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