While its black plumage identifies it as a crow, the chough (pronounced 'chuff') has a red bill and legs unlike any other member of the crow family. It is restricted to the west of the British Isles.
It readily displays its mastery of flight with wonderful aerial displays of diving and swooping. This Schedule 1 species can be found in flocks in autumn and winter.
What they eat:
Insects and larvae.
- UK breeding:
- 250-350 pairs in Great Britain; 120-150 pairs on the Isle of Man