Alpine Chough

Where can I see the Alpine Chough

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The Alpine chough is a beautiful yet elusive bird that lives in the alpine mountains of Europe and Asia. It's most easily identified by its red and black plumage and distinctive call, which sounds like "churk". The choughs are monogamous creatures who mate for life, sometimes up to 40 years. They typically lay one egg per year but they will do so more often if their first clutch was unsuccessful or predated upon.

The Alpine chrough is an important part of the ecosystem as it eats insects such as grasshoppers, flies, beetles, caterpillars and spiders. This helps control outbreaks of pests such as locusts which can devastate crops on a large scale.

Animal population
260,000 - 620,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification
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Geeky Facts about the Alpine Chough

Fact 1

It is a type of bird in the crow family.

Fact 2

The Alpine chough bird body size range is 15 in (37-39 cm) in length and tail length is 4.7-5.5 in (12-14 cm).

Fact 3

Alpine Choughs are monogamous and mate for life.

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Areas of Natural Beauty where you can see the Alpine Chough in the wild