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Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) Hike to Kunzang Dra monastery, Jakar, Bhutan. Apr 27, 2015 Bhutan,Geotagged,Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax,Red-billed chough,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

Hike to Kunzang Dra monastery, Jakar, Bhutan. Apr 27, 2015

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  1. What a fantastically streamlined bird. I don't believe I've ever seen a bird with a head and beak shaped like this. Does it have any specific purpose? Posted 5 years ago
    1. As far as I now, they take more insects from the ground, particularly ants, than other corvids do, and I think the bill reflects that. Posted 5 years ago

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The red-billed chough, Cornish chough or simply chough , is a bird in the crow family, one of only two species in the genus ''Pyrrhocorax''. Its eight subspecies breed on mountains and coastal cliffs from the western coasts of Ireland and Britain east through southern Europe and North Africa to Central Asia, India and China.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jul 24, 2016. Captured Apr 27, 2015 13:26 in Unnamed Road, Bhutan.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO1600
  • 300mm