The Alpine chough or yellow-billed chough.
In Greek Pyrrhocorax graculus "flame-colored raven" 🔥, This bird has glossy black plumage, a yellow beak, red legs, and distinctive calls. The Alpine chough pairs for life and displays fidelity to its breeding site, which is usually a cave or crevice in a cliff face.
At 37–39 cm length, a 12–14 cm tail and a 75–85 cm wingspan. The flight of the Alpine chough is swift and acrobatic with loose deep wing beats.
The Alpine Chough lives in mountains from Spain eastwards through southern Europe and the Alps across Central Asia and the Himalayas to western China. There are also populations in Morocco, Corsica and Crete. It is a non-migratory resident throughout its range, although Moroccan birds have established a small colony near Malaga in southern Spain, and wanderers have reached Czechoslovakia, Gibraltar, Hungary and Cyprus.
This is a high-altitude species normally breeding between 1,260–2,880 m in Europe, 2,880–3,900 m in Morocco, and 3,500–5,000 m in the Himalayas. It has nested at 6,500 m, higher than any other bird species.
It usually nests in cavities and fissures on inaccessible rock faces, although locally it will use holes between rocks in fields, and forages in open habitats such as alpine meadows, and in winter will often congregate around human settlements, ski resorts, hotels and other tourist facilities. Its penchant for waiting by hotel windows for food is popular with tourists.
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