Pyrrhocorax graculus

Pyrrhocorax graculus

Catalan: Gralla de bec groc
Spanish: Chova piquigualda
English: Yellow-billed chough

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Lenght: 36-39 cm
Wingspan: 65-74 cm

The Yellow-billed chough is a bird typically Alpine that often, both for feeding and breeding, the higher level of the mountains, always above the limits of trees, where it reaches 2,800 meters. On these sites it occupies scree and high mountain meadows and uses the vertical walls and chasms as roost and breeding site.

Corvids alpine meadows, it is distributed virtually throughout the highlands of the Pyreenees, although the Natural Park of the High Pyrenees has a very localized presence. Very gregarious outside the breeding season.

 

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