Red-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax - Crave à bec rouge

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Corvidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pyrrhocorax

  • Species
    :

    pyrrhocorax

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 41 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 76 à 80 cm.
  • Weight
    : 280 à 360 g
Longevity

14 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family.

Subspecific information 8 Subspecies

  • Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax (British Isles)
  • Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax erythroramphos (Iberian Pen. to Switzerland and n Italy)
  • Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax barbarus (nw Africa and Canary Is.)
  • Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax docilis (se Europe to Afghanistan and Pakistan)
  • Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax centralis (c Asia)
  • Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax himalayanus (Himalayas, n India and w China)
  • Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax brachypus (ne and e China)
  • Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax baileyi (n and c Ethiopia)

Foreign names

  • Crave à bec rouge,
  • Chova piquirroja,
  • Gralha-de-bico-vermelho,
  • Alpenkrähe,
  • Havasi varjú,
  • Alpenkraai,
  • Gracchio corallino,
  • Alpkråka,
  • Alpekråke,
  • čavka červenozobá,
  • kavče červenozobé,
  • Alpekrage,
  • alppivaris,
  • gralla de bec vermell,
  • Bjargkorpungur,
  • wrończyk (zwyczajny),
  • Alpu vārna,
  • planinska vrana,
  • Клушица,
  • ベニハシガラス,
  • 红嘴山鸦,
  • 紅嘴山鴉,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Shrubland : Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Pastureland

Geographic range

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