Alpine chough
Chough Chough, n. [OE. choughe, kowe (and cf. OE. ca), fr. AS. ce['o]; cf. also D. kauw, OHG. ch[=a]ha; perh. akin to E. caw. [root]22. Cf. {Caddow}.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the Crow family ({Fregilus graculus}) of Europe. It is of a black color, with a long, slender, curved bill and red legs; -- also called {chauk}, {chauk-daw}, {chocard}, {Cornish chough}, {red-legged crow}. The name is also applied to several allied birds, as the {Alpine chough}. [1913 Webster]

{Cornish chough} (Her.), a bird represented black, with red feet, and beak; -- called also {aylet} and {sea swallow}. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Alpine Chough — Taxobox name = Alpine Chough status = LC status system = iucn3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Corvidae genus = Pyrrhocorax species = P. graculus binomial = Pyrrhocorax… …   Wikipedia

  • alpine chough — noun : a small yellow billed chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) of mountainous parts of Europe …   Useful english dictionary

  • alpine chough — noun /ˈalpaɪnˈtʃʌf/ A crow, Pyrrhocorax graculus, that breeds locally in the highest mountains of southern Europe, the Alps, across central Asia and India …   Wiktionary

  • Chough — In the Bernese Alps, Switzerland Scientific classification Kingdom: A …   Wikipedia

  • Chough — Chough, n. [OE. choughe, kowe (and cf. OE. ca), fr. AS. ce[ o]; cf. also D. kauw, OHG. ch[=a]ha; perh. akin to E. caw. [root]22. Cf. {Caddow}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Crow family ({Fregilus graculus}) of Europe. It is of a black color, with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chough — /tʃʌf / (say chuf) noun 1. either of two glossy black corvine birds, the red billed chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, and the yellow billed chough, or Alpine chough, P. graculus, of Eurasia and north western Africa. 2. white winged chough, a sooty …   Australian English dictionary

  • chough — /chuf/, n. any of several crowlike Old World birds, esp. Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of Europe. [1275 1325; ME choghe; akin to OE ceo, D kauw, Dan kaa] * * * ▪ bird  any of three crowlike birds with down curved bills. In the family Corvidae (q.v.;… …   Universalium

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  • Cornish chough — Chough Chough, n. [OE. choughe, kowe (and cf. OE. ca), fr. AS. ce[ o]; cf. also D. kauw, OHG. ch[=a]ha; perh. akin to E. caw. [root]22. Cf. {Caddow}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Crow family ({Fregilus graculus}) of Europe. It is of a black color,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cornish chough — Chough Chough, n. [OE. choughe, kowe (and cf. OE. ca), fr. AS. ce[ o]; cf. also D. kauw, OHG. ch[=a]ha; perh. akin to E. caw. [root]22. Cf. {Caddow}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Crow family ({Fregilus graculus}) of Europe. It is of a black color,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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